Even if they have sex with these old guys and get paid, these ladies insist it isn’t prostitution.

Daily Mail – Sugar daddy dating sites – where young, attractive women can find themselves rich, older men who will pay for their companionship – have soared in popularity over the years.

SugarDaddyForMe, the largest network in the world, boasts 45 million users, and, according to Femail’s interviews with more than 20 of its female users, enables women to earn more than $60,000 a year, as well as endless perks – and a handful of surprisingly substantial relationships with their sugar daddies.

Many of the women who use the website have a great deal in common. They were almost all ‘skeptical’ of the concept at first, and, while their biggest fear is still being judged by society for what they do, every single one of them insisted that there is a very clear distinction between prostitution and being paid to date a man – even when they have sex with them.

Karlie is a 21-year-old stay-at-home mom from Pensacola, Florida, who traded jobs in dog grooming and selling cupcakes for sugar daddy dating, which helps her to support her kids.

‘You don’t have to have sex,’ insists Karlie, who bears chest tattoos which read ‘loyalty’ and trust’.

‘Sure, they want it eventually, but only after you build a relationship and get to know them. I don’t see it as being much different than being in a normal relationship with a man of more wealth than you, except you can date more than one at a time!’

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