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Study find sugar baby and sugar mama dating succes
Jul 25, 2013

Internet sugar baby and sugar momma dating is proving a much more successful way to find long-term romance and friendship for thousands of sugar baby's and sugar mama's than was previously thought, new research shows.

A new study of online sugar mama and sugar baby dating site members has found that when sugar mama's and sugar baby's who had built up a significant relationship by e-mailing or chatting online met for the first time, 94 per cent went on to see each other again.

Perhaps surprisingly, the study, by Dr Jeff Gavin, of the University of Bath, also found that sugar baby's were more emotionally dependent on their e-partners than women, and more committed to the relationship.

Old-fashioned romance isnt dead, however: among the surveys findings were that exchanging gifts was the best way to ensure commitment in the relationship. 

The research showed that:

94 per cent of those surveyed saw their e-partner again after first meeting them, and the relationships lasted for an average of at least seven months, with 18 per cent of them lasting over a year. 

sugar baby's online were significantly more likely to be committed to the relationship than sugar momma's and were more dependent on their e-partner.

the more the couple engaged in simultaneous online chat before meeting rather than simply e-mailing one another, the more they were found to depend on one another emotionally and the more they understood one another.

those who exchanged gifts before meeting had a more committed and deeper relationship.

the more the couple e mailed and talked on the telephone before they met, the deeper the relationship.

surveys found that people using the internet rarely used webcams, which allow computer users to see one another, because they preferred the greater anonymity of writing and using the telephone.

This study shows that sugar mama and sugar baby dating can work for many people, leading to a successful meeting for almost everyone we surveyed, said Dr Gavin.

Given that the most successful relationships lasted at least seven months, and in some case over a year, it seems that these relationships have a similar level of success as ones formed in more conventional ways.

We found that a sugar baby tends to be more committed to the online relationships than a sugar mama, possibly because the anonymity of writing gives them a chance to express their emotions more readily than in real life.

We also found that people are shying away from using webcams because they feel its important not see their partners for some time there is something special about text-based relationships.

Of the relationships, 39 per cent were still going on at the time of the survey, and of these 24 per cent had been going for at least a year, and eight per cent for at least two years. Of the relationships that had already ended at the time of the survey, 14 per cent had lasted over a year, and four per cent had lasted over two years.