Eve* is one of a growing number of New Zealand "sugar babies" – young, cash-strapped men and women who strike up relationships with wealthy people in exchange for money and gifts.The Wellington woman signed up to Seeking Arrangement.com, one of a number of websites that match babies with "daddies", after reading about it on an anonymous message board app.We are happily married now and just bought our first home together!
"Someone was talking about how much money they got, they were paying off their student loan," she said.
Eve's first sugar daddy arrangement was short-lived, but lucrative.
Online dating does work — it did for us :)» more John & Christie: «It still gets better every day! We have never imagined dating online could be this great and lead to a long-lasting relationship.
But now I have someone care about me and look out for my well being as much as I do for her — this is much more than we both hoped for!
Eve's first arrangement ended when the man reconciled with his wife. She expects 00-00 in monthly allowances, dinner dates and shopping sprees.
"It's quite an exhausting thing, you really put a lot of effort into it," she said."You've got to make sure you look perfect, you've got to be your best self.Christian & Michaela: «Thank you for your amazing dating service — we are now engaged and planning our wedding for next year! We hope everyone on here has the same faith and luck in finding a soulmate as we did.Love is there and still living if you are prepared for romance and know exactly what you want.We recommend you give this site a go — even if you don't find your soulmate, you will have a great deal of fun here!» more Mike & Caren: «After coming really close to giving up on finding someone who was right for me I have finally found her dating profile and realised — this is the woman I want to spend my entire life with!The site's public relations manager, Brook Urick, attributed the increase to a greater acceptance of "the lifestyle"."Plenty of people are looking for the relationships our site offers, but don't generally voice their desires," she said."[The site] is a place where each person can be honest and open about their intentions and expectations."Like other countries, New Zealand was a buyer's market.