Sugar dating sites can be the best place to meet your potential sugar daddy, the place where you first talk before taking things forward and the place where you can find just the type of person you are looking for. Here’s some safety tips for staying after. However just like real life or even more so it is very important to stay safe online. Safety is more important than anything else and learning to protect your own self both online and offline is very important for every sugar baby since a sweet deal can go sour just about any time.
Go With Your Gut
Tip number one is to go with your gut instinct. If your gut is telling you that something isn’t right at any point in the sugar relationship then listen to it. Don’t do anything because someone else said it was safe. This is one of the basic safety tips people often overlook.
Mind on the Money
Safety tips number two is to handle your financial dealings very carefully. If someone is hell bent on sending you some money on PayPal without meeting you or even a proper conversation then you should be ready to acknowledge that he is a potential scammer not a sugar daddy. While it is not uncommon for sugar daddies to send money without meeting the sugar baby there are usually a couple of steps involved in the process including phone calls or pictures.
Remember that no sugar daddy will want you to send over money to him! Or give some cash ‘coz he doesn’t have any on him! This is one advice you mustn’t forget ever. Don’t give out your banking information to anyone and be wary of fake checks and deposits. Don’t send money out to anyone or anyone’s account no matter what they say. The best way to deal with such situations is avoid the person or agree and not send anything since it is definitely a scam
What to Do If You’re the Victim of Fraud
If by misfortune you have been scammed by a fraud posing as a potential sugar daddy what do you do? Take action immediately. Contact your bank and report the fraud or identity theft but if you gave him cash then there really is nothing anyone can do. That should be a lesson to help you protect yourself better. However, even with all that being said, remember that not everyone out there is a scammer and neither are you. Keep your intuition on high alert.
But that said it is important to give your potential sugar daddy a chance to gain your trust. Since you are in the sugar bowl and not on an ordinary dating site it is important to know when to step out of your comfort zone and when to stay rigid on your expectations.
Your Personal Safety
Money is just money, of the safety tips this one is most important. In terms of physical safety remember no one can anticipate what will happen to you more than your own self if something doesn’t feel right at the location where you are supposed to be meeting your potential sugar daddy leave right away. Always keep a sibling, close relative or dear friend informed about your whereabouts, you would rather they judge you than risk being unsafe. Same as regular dating, you are meeting someone you don’t know that well. Most experienced sugar daddies won’t be surprised if you mention you have to call a friend to check in at some point over dinner – it’s just dating in the 21st century, sugar or not.
For the location, always try to reach a couple of minutes early for a date and never be late. Don’t forget that this is a mutually beneficially relationship and you are not the only one with expectations. In fact, we’d go as far as suggest, if you’re not familiar with the location, even just go a day before so you know the restaurant (or where-ever you are meeting) before hand, just in case you need to leave discreetly. Another option is to pull up the location in Google Maps – the satellite view and Google Streetview can give you an idea of what the area is like without leaving you computer – while the images can sometimes be a few years out of date, apparently GoogleMaps has been good enough for villains to case buildings, so it should tell you if there’s parking around.
Safety Behind Closed Doors
At some point many (most?) sugar relationships get physical, and when you’re ready for that, it can be a lot of fun for both of you; Hopefully by the time you get there you have a bit of a feel for what your guy likes and maybe you’ve suggested some things you do too – nothing like a bit of sexting to get in the mood 🙂
However if kids are not in your immediate future, do take some precautions, ideally condoms until your comfortable with each other or at least look at some of the options for birth control.