If there’s one thing all sugar babies can agree on, it’s this: we love the sugar. But when you get into the nitty gritty of how we prefer to get the sugar, opinions diverge.
And we’re not just talking about the many different ways you can receive your allowance but about the frequency. As you may already know, the most popular ways for daddies to pay you are a Pay Per Date or an Allowance. And on the surface, the only difference between the two payment types seem to be the frequency.
But if you glance beneath the surface, you notice that there’s a lot more going on. So let’s break each of these down and take a look the pros and cons of both so you can choose the best one for you!
Pay Per Date (PPD) means exactly what the title is – you get paid every time you go on a date with him. So naturally, you’ll agree in advance on the amount as well as how often you’ll be seeing each other. And then every time you meet up, you get some sugar!
Sounds nice and simple, right? And it is – that’s one of its main perks…
Pros of Pay Per Date (PPD):
But it’s not all roses and sugar, PPD has some downsides as well…
Cons of Pay Per Date (PPD):
Overall, the main perk of Pay Per Date is its simplicity. You’re guaranteed to get sugar each and every time you meet up with your sugar daddy. It’s easy on his end as well, since it doesn’t require a large upfront investment or long commitments. And thanks to this lower bar for entry, you’re likely to find more sugar daddies who are willing to spring for this.
That makes it a pretty sweet payment option when you’re first getting started sugaring and want some sugar quick and easy.
The downside, of course, is that it doesn’t require much money or commitment – which can attract short-term minded, bargain hunting sugar daddies. Which is less the case when it comes to Allowance…
Ah, the famed sugar baby allowance. For many, this is the holy grail of relationships. And it’s no wonder why. Allowance is basically an amount that you pre-agree upon and then you continue to receive on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis for the entire duration of your arrangement.
Kind of like having a job, but fun.
Pros of an Allowance:
But of course, as great at Allowance arrangements are – they also have their warts…
Cons of an Allowance:
Overall, if you can score a reliable Allowance Daddy, life is pretty good. There’s no need to arrange several dates with several sugar daddies – you just focus on one and the sugar keeps rolling in on a consistent basis.
That being said, the lifestyle that this payment type allows can also make one rather complacent. Which is why we highly recommend that sugar babies keep their job, save up at least a couple month’s of living expenses in an emergency fund, and always, always get the allowance upfront. No waiting ’til the end of the month after spending a whole month of your time on him!
As you can see there are both benefits and risks with both forms of payment. I, personally have always gone with PPD. There’s less strings and either person can easily agree to part if things aren’t working out.
Editor’s note: I, on the other hand, definitely prefer allowance. It may take longer to snag an Allowance Daddy but I’ve found that once a sugar daddy is in – he’s in for a long time and even after the arrangement, you’ll have built a connection that lasts.
Either way, talk it out with your sugar daddy and figure out what works with you and what works with your potential sugar daddy. He may lean towards a PPD more but it doesn’t hurt to ask for an allowance and negotiate around that.
It also doesn’t hurt to try both as well! It’s good to play it safe in the beginning and do PPD and talk to him about if the arrangement goes well and there is enough trust built, you two could move to a allowance instead. Use your intuition so you know you won’t get ripped off, it’s always okay to negotiate but never go lower than what you need for the sake of keeping a sugar daddy.
This post is brought to you by one of our contributing SB writers, Noelle, aka The Different One. You can check out her sugar baby story here!