I thought I’d play hooky from work one sunny day and decided to head for the gym and work off some of the stress of the week. My good friend owns this particular gym and I usually show up in the wee hours of the morning when the hard-core fitness crowd is there. This was now mid-afternoon and I felt like I was in a completely different world! My friend filled me in on how at this time of the day the upscale crowd shows up, which was obvious by the number of Mercedes-Benz and Porches in the lot. I then noticed that I was one of the few guys in the gym, and all around me were beautiful young women in tight workout clothes each having their own personal trainer! It was about this time that I understood I was getting a glimpse into the exclusive world of upscale dating.
Appearance is everything
Whether it’s cars, designer clothes or even a person’s body type, there seems to be a competition that takes place in the private fitness clubs, upscale shopping centers and any other venues in which a select group of women contend with one another for the biggest and best of everything. There is something more going on here however as I have noticed that the compulsion to have everything in their lives take place on a grand scale somehow takes control over every part of their existence. Many of these women give the illusion of importance but in reality are equipped with little more than an uncanny appeal to affluent men. Looking the part for the role they play in upscale dating occupies much of their daily lives.
Men accept trade-offs for arm candy
Just as women may scheme and maneuver in order to attract and keep those men that can offer them an affluent lifestyle, men will often overlook substantial character flaws in women purely for the opportunity of having a stunning woman constantly at their side. Certain men of power and influence often use perception as a very compelling weapon, and a beautiful woman can be just the distraction needed to keep a competitor off-guard. The need to stay on top can be very intense, and at times hard to maintain.
Who is the predator and who is the prey?
I used to feel sorry for these women as I thought it was wrong and perhaps abusive to be used by men of wealth merely as a tool or plaything, however when I started looking a bit deeper I discovered this is not always the case. I became aware of a trend becoming more popular, possibly due to tough economic conditions in which women preyed on wealthy men for the sole purpose of elevating their lifestyles and ensuring their bills were paid. As one man’s appeal or bank account dwindled another was being groomed to take his place. Like a drug, upscale dating may be hard to give up once it has gotten hold of you.
The Sugardaddy dating phenomenon
In the last decade or so a form of dating that is mutually beneficial to both parties involved has developed into a more socially acceptable and mainstream trend. A Sugardaddy relationship takes place when a slightly older gentleman dates younger attractive ladies and supports her financially thus allowing her to live a more affluent lifestyle. Rarely are these relationships long term, but they seem to meet the needs of both the men and women in that relationship. With mutual consent and each person’s objective clearly defined, it may be that both individuals thrive, that is, until one person develops stronger feelings than the other.
It was just a few decades ago when most relationships involved a man working to support a woman while she took care of the daily needs of the household to make their lives a bit more pleasant. I didn’t identify them as a Sugardaddy or Sugarbabe, I simply called them mom and dad.