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“It’s like regular dating- only better.”

That’s the enticing appeal of the “sugar bowl,” as it’s referred to on the sugar dating website Secret Benefits (www.secretbenefits.com). How is it “better” than other dating services? Well, as the helpful blogs contained within site suggest, sugar dating, which is the official term for the practice of building a relationship on reciprocity instead of traditional gender politics, saves time, creates a fair sense of play, and can be incredibly satisfying for all parties involved.

I signed up as a sugar baby looking for her sugar daddy. I wanted to share my experiences with Secret Benefits, and show all those potential sugar daddies out there what to expect when pursuing their own baby to spoil.

Creating a Profile

I found the setup process to be reasonably easy, as I didn’t have to answer nearly as many questions as the typical matchmaking sites, like OKCupid. I gave my contact information, a general description of myself, and a few photos to get started. I tried to be as sexy, witty, and playful as I could, and with my matches, I believe it worked.

One thing that I wasn’t expecting, but I thought was pretty cool about the site: they have built-in verification services on the site. So, if you’re worried about getting catfished or scammed, you have the option of doing photo or video verification to prove that the person in the pictures is actually the person you’ll be dating. Not every profile has this, but I don’t know why- it made it easier for me to be more open on the site when I could see that a person really is who they say they are. I went through the verification myself…It took about 30 seconds, and once I had the verification on my profile, I really think it gave me a leg up, especially with the video, which I recorded with a “sultry bedroom voice”… that definitely revved some engines.

Then, there were options for photos. Secret Benefits gives you the ability to put a ridiculous amount of pictures on your profile- and since a picture is worth a thousand words, that’s a whole lot of words!

In regards to pictures, another great feature that I liked was the ability to mark some of my photos as “secret photos,” only accessible to a certain few. I could put my sexier pictures there under lock and key, which made me feel protected, yet like I had something a bit more to offer when a particularly attractive daddy came around. Then, if the right guy asked, or I needed to sweeten the conversation with a little extra sex appeal, I could grant them access to the treasure trove of my sexy snaps.

Using the Site

As I alluded to before, I am pretty familiar with dating websites, and Secret Benefits had a format I was used to. I could get a list of profiles for prospective sugar daddies in my area, with the results filtered (if I so desired) by any sort of criteria I wanted: height, weight, distance from my house… I could even search for an area that I didn’t live in, just in case I was interested in having a quick fling while on vacation… it’s all the features you have to pay extra for on Tinder or Bumble, but easier to access.

There are plenty of different kinds of sugar daddies to choose from, and they’re all looking for something different. Rather than wonder if I had what it takes to fit some sort of “sugar baby mold,” all I had to do was consider what each man was selling, and then ask myself if I was buying. With the different types of sugar daddies, there are obviously plenty of different sugar babies to find on the site, as well.

One thing I enjoyed about the site is that the men pay for various things, like gaining access to my Secret Photos. Usually, the price for anything on the site is no more than they’d pay to send over a beer at a dive bar. Just like making the first move in person, the guy pays the fee to impress his potential sugar baby.

I don’t have to pay for anything on Secret Benefits. My prospective sugar daddy picks up the tab for any minor expenses.

The sugar daddy does not, however, have to take the initiative. I send free messages and hit up as many men as I want. If I like what they had to offer, they get a hello from me. This usually leads to a response, which eventually leads to me granting him access to the Secret Photos, and things would progress from there. For really hot prospects, I sometimes even granted men a peek at the Secret Photos on my very first message, by clicking a convenient little box on the messaging screen before clicking “send”. (One final note about the Secret Photos: you can also revoke access at any time, too. So, if a conversation fizzled out, and a guy was no longer a prospect, I could take back permission to view my photos.)

Sugar Dating 

There were hundreds of sugar daddies in my area to choose from on Secret Benefits! That meaning, there are probably even more sugar babies to choose from. I’ve got to say, after a few weeks of getting the hang of the site, and having some fun shopping profiles, I had started about two dozen conversations, of which ten actually resulted in setting a meeting with a prospective sugar daddy in person: an older, successful gentleman who was ready to treat me right, so long as we came to an agreement. Everybody benefits, or nobody benefits- hence the name of the site.

In the end, I found Secret Benefits to be all that I could have hoped for and more. Thanks to the blogs on the site, I knew what to expect, what to watch out for, and how to best conduct myself in order to precisely get the man, and the relationship, that I wanted. After ten dates, I even got myself a sugar daddy, and we came to an agreement pretty easily! It’s the most casual, laid-back relationship I’ve ever had, and I’m loving the feeling of getting spoiled, simply for dating a man that, to be honest, I’d probably have dated anyway, all things being normal. He’s a really handsome guy with old-school manners. Secret Benefits made me realize that being a sugar daddy or sugar baby isn’t something to be ashamed of in 2017. I found meaningful relationships or the casual ones that some of us want, through the site. To be honest, I’ve had more success on Secret Benefits than any other swipe-right site I’ve tried!

It was easier than I’d thought, due to the way Secret Benefits is set up. There’s a blog on the site for ideas, feedback, and direction if you need help. For the most part, the layout is easy to follow, the features are smart and intuitive, and it seems like the whole site is structured to get out of your way as much as possible.

I highly recommend Secret Benefits for anyone willing to take the leap, or to dip a toe, into the sugar bowl. Sugar dating can be complicated, and the rules of the road can be a little intimidating. Secret Benefits made me comfortable with the process by providing features that made me feel safe, and completely in control.

 

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Most people enjoy receiving presents, especially when the gifts are unique, instead of cliché. You can always go for the relatively easier choices, but why not make it more special for your beloved?

In addition to your budget and her preference, you also should consider the occasion when selecting a gift. For some men, answers to questions like the period of time that they have known their partner can matter. The ground rule for selecting the right gift, however, is simple: While a birthday gift should be personal, an anniversary gift can be picked from the expensive label stores.

When it comes to preferences, by now you should be well aware of what your special lady likes. Some women love jewelry, while others are passionate about new cuisines. A lot of women enjoy owning the latest gadgets in town, while some cannot get enough of knitting or handicrafts. With a multitude of preferences to factor in, finding that perfect gift for your wife/girlfriend can take a lot of time. You’ll have to analyze what your partner is inclined towards: a perfectly cooked, romantic meal, a movie-marathon, or a beautiful gold necklace?

Here’s a list of items that can make for useful gifts for your romantic partner:

Pop-Up Photo Strip Box

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Whether it is a Polaroid camera, a camera reel, or digitized snapshots, photography has come a long way since the past century. We have reached a point where we can now capture and print photos instantaneously.

Search old photo albums to pick out some of the best photographs of the two of you. They deserve to be displayed in a special manner. Get creative and arrange for a pop-up photo strip box. This gifting option will work for all occasions.

So, buy or make a special photo strip box for your loved one. The photo box is certainly something that attracts attention to the special moments in your life together. If you’re short of time, you can always buy a ready-made photo strip box and paste the photos in the space provided.

 

Fish Hotel Aquarium

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Numerous people are fond of pets, but are unable to bring them home due to certain reasons. Pet fish can make for a wonderful gift for your pet-loving partner. You can purchase a fish hotel aquarium that can double up as a home décor piece. These ‘fish condos’ are based on modernist concepts of designing, and can be used as standalone pieces, or stacked into towers to house multiple fish.

The fish hotel aquarium is easy to manage structurally and it comes with a detachable outer cover that can also be painted. You can work with your partner to decorate the aquarium for a quirky look. You can even use one to house Siamese fighting fish (betta fish), so that they are unable to see other fish and get agitated.

Huggable Body Pillow

 

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Most of us live stressful lifestyles and have extremely strenuous days, which lead to tired nights. If your special lady is looking for some relaxation and peaceful sleep, a soft, soothing body pillow is the perfect pampering present you can give her. At the end of a long day, she can hold on to it for comfort and rest.

Buy one that is made of plush fleece with an organic wheat insert and an anti-hypoallergenic cover. This material keeps the pillow in shape even when a person twists and turns it when sleeping.

This long pillow is famous for its orthopedic benefits in the Eastern and the Western cultures. The Japanese have introduced several cover designs that are inspired by anime culture, including the genji body pillow. Search for these covers online and pick one that works well with your partner’s choice.

 

Infuser Water Bottle

 

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Wishing for your partner’s good health is certainly among the top gifting themes. Bearing this in mind, you can buy her an infuser water bottle that helps her stay hydrated throughout the day. Studies have shown that drinking infused water encourages people to stay hydrated. One can include fresh produce like cucumbers that are full of antioxidants, vitamin K and electrolytes to make water healthier.

With a fruit infuser bottle, your partner can refill the water multiple times and the flavor of the fruits and herbs will be intact. This gift is undeniably worth the investment towards her health!

 

 

A Pair of Alpaca Wool

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Planning to go all out on her gift this year? Consider getting her a pair of Alpaca mittens. They are great for women who live in cold climates and like to keep their fingers warm in mittens when indulging in daily activities like reading a book, using her phone, and the like.

Gloves made from Alpaca and sheep’s wool are extremely soft on the skin and light on the hands. Invest in a pair which is handmade and feature a mitten flap that can be opened or closed. Take things a notch higher and buy her a matching hat and scarf to add to her kitty. She’ll definitely be showing off the whole ensemble and thanking you in no time.

To Summarize

Pampering your special woman with outstanding gifts on a special occasion is always a great idea. The challenge lies in selecting the best from a long list of options. Going with your instinct may not work in your favor all the time. That’s why spend some time and think through your choices before investing in any of them.

 

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There are over 40 new and refreshed luxury cars coming in 2016. It looks like this year will be another good one for the auto industry. Not only that sales will remain to a healthy level, but also there are plenty of new and redesigned brand models on the way to attract wealthy shoppers into dealers’ showrooms.

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Among these new models there are both racy and luxurious vehicles, each designed to blow your mind, and impress potential buyers. Though hybrid and electric-car sales have decreased lately, their popularity will increase for sure, when you think of the rising gas price. The companies in the auto business are staying prepared for another twist in their customers’ preferences.

Best New Luxury Cars of 2016

BMW 3-Series

The price range for these cars is between $34,145 dollars and $50,195 dollars, depending on their features. These cars were once the gold standard for sport sedans. However, they have recently lost a little bit of their popularity.

BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe

The Gran Coupe is an excellent and beautiful five-door car, based on the 3-series sedan. The difference between the two series is that this new one has an improved practicality of a hatchback and a folding rear seat. The price range varies between $48,945 and $50,945 dollars.

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Cadillac ATS

Even though they lack the pedigree of European rivals, the ATS sedan and coupe make up for it with distinctive styling and high-performance features. Cadillac ATS costs from $34,210 dollars up to $52,940 dollars.

Jaguar XE

This is an ultra-luxury car with top-notch technology features, which is said to be better than the currently number one BMW 3-series. Its price range goes from $35,895 dollars to $52,695 dollars.

Acura RLX Sport Hybrid

This is one of the ten best premium luxury cars of 2016. It has revisions to the suspension system to improve overall ride quality. It offers an outstanding variety of features for its price, which starts at $59,950 dollars.

Audi A8 L W12

This car is a perfect combination of technology, luxury, performance, and grace. You can find dual-screen rear seat entertainment, active noise cancellation, even massage chairs. This car is more like a light jet. Pricing starts at $137,900 dollars.

Kia K900

This being a Korean car is not relevant at all when we talk about the K900 model. It is a premium luxury car, having a 420-horsepower 5.0-liter V8 engine. Kia K900 offers every convenience that you will find in the best cars. Its price begins at $54,500 dollars.

When buying luxury cars, an important element is for the car to have a luxury-brand origin. Factors like performance, comfort and other modern features are essential in choosing the right vehicle.

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What should I get my girlfriend for Christmas? This is a question many dudes involved in a steady relationship are asking themselves. Nature didn’t really intend for us to be good at choosing gifts, and this seasonal frenzy of gift buying and gift exchanging are often a tiresome and overwhelming time for guys. In an effort to get it right, we end up overdoing it and crossing into cheesy territory, or looking like an idiot for not trying enough. Fear not, these 10 gift ideas for your girlfriend will save you. Browse through and think of what she might like, there’s something for everyone here.

1. A new digital camera

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Choose one in a pretty, vivid color to match her usual style, since women tend to accessorize everything to everything. The waterproof Nikon Coolpix S33 is a smart choice, and only $96 on Amazon. Then, you get to experiment with the settings together and learn more about amateur photography, so it really is a nice gift for the longer run as well.

2. A bottle of perfume which is trending right now

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Choose something there’s currently a hype about, so she will get a chance to try on something new. A nice choice is Juicy Couture by Viva la Juicy, one of this year’s best sellers. A bottle is only $42 now on Amazon (due to end of the year sales).

3. Her favorite TV show on DVDs

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Help her stock up on all the episodes of something she likes. Do it even if it means you will occasionally have to watch them along too, it’s one of the best gift ideas you could have. Check out his hot Netflix original series: Orange is the New Black.

4. An album with a story (HONY)

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If she’s a fan of books or art albums in particular, she will definitely enjoy a new addition to her collection. The popular Humans of New York series of photos is among the best choices to make. You can find it on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle editions.

5. A pretty necklace with Swarovski crystals

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Sure, this is already dwelling dangerously into cheesy territory, but the point is that she’ll like it. As long as you choose something classy and cute like this snowflake pendant (and stay away from hearts and so on), it will all be fine. This snowflake necklace with Swarovski crystals is available on Amazon for just $69.99 around this time.

6. An ugly Christmas sweater with a sassy twist

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Ugly Christmas sweaters are now tradition, but surprise her with a bit of sass inscribed on it and it will make of one the best gift ideas you ever had. You can even go to something more original and skip the sweater altogether. Check out this naughty hoodie on Amazon, for example.

7. Arrangements for an unusual experience

Plan an unique date for the two of you even if it won’t necessarily be a gift per se. This can be a tutorial in a craft, or an extreme sports experience (if you’re both the adventurous type) or a date in a restaurant with a panoramic view of the city. Experiences instead of actual objects are one of the best gift ideas for your girlfriend, and a way to make a lasting impact.

8. A gourmet food gift with various ingredients and samples

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If your girlfriend enjoys experimenting with tastes and trying out new foods, then she will definitely enjoy one of these gift ideas. Look in the variety of gourmet gifts already selected and packed nicely. A good example is this food gift from The Swiss Colony, with a little bit of everything in it.

9. An assortment of teas

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Every other girl nowadays is probably a fan of exotic teas, which makes an assorted tea box one of the best gift ideas for girlfriends everywhere. Take a look at this tea gift box on Amazon and see how simple you can make it for her to sample the world one cup at a time.

10. A ticket to a show or concert you know for a fact that she likes

It doesn’t matter if it’s a ticket for her alone or for her and a friend, to something you don’t like that much yourself. It will simply show that while you may not share her tastes entirely, you listen to what she tells you about.

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