Frustrated with her stalled career as a broadcast journalist and uninspired by dating naive and needy guys her own age, Helen Croydon joins a website to seek an older man. She only expects it to be a few fun dates in some fancy bars, but finds herself propelled into a world of Prada shopping trips, fine dining, first-class travel and fascinating, powerful men.
But underneath the glamour, Helen discovers a secret world of men who are prepared to pay for girlfriends – men so busy they consider cash and gifts a surer way of maintaining a relationship than emotional investment.
When some of her dates allude to monthly allowances in exchange for her company, she’s shocked. But for how long can she keep up her moral resistance to being paid for something she is doing thrillingly for free?
Helen’s soul-searching dating adventures take her to New York, Malaysia, highbrow sex parties, ski trips in Colorado and most of London’s finest hotels.
My Sugar Daddy Diaries is a confessional true story that questions modern ideals about relationships, examines the attraction of power and asks if money can ever be the currency of love.
Helen Croydon is an author, journalist and broadcaster. Her books include the dating memoir Sugar Daddy Diaries: When a Fantasy Became an Obsession and Screw the Fairytale: A Modern Guide to Sex and Love, which is a witty polemic asking whether full-time, committed relationships are still relevant. As a journalist Helen has written for most national papers and various magazines, covering social trends, modern relationships, consumer investigations, health and fitness. She is a lively commentator regularly appearing on TV and radio for paper reviews or topical debate...
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