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Sugar Book sounds like a collection of recipes your mom used to keep on the shelf, an encyclopedia-style archive of formulas for tooth-rotting sweets and finger-staining confections. As a dude with a lot of vices, I can’t say I was totally against the idea of lighting up my brain with glucose, sucrose and dextrose, but this is ThePornDude and I am The Porn Dude. Sugar is nice, but I wouldn’t be reviewing the site here unless it could help you cum.
It ain’t a free tube or a premium porno site, but Sugarbook.com can still help you get your rocks off. Better yet, it can help you find a beautiful woman to help you get those rocks off, provided you’ve got a few more dollars in your pocket than the average jobless loser on Tinder. If you haven’t figured out what I’m talking about from the name and my vague description, allow me to clear things up: this is a social network aimed at sugar babies and sugar daddies. They get a few hundred thousand visits every month, so with any luck, I’ll be able to find a girl who thinks my wallet looks hot.
Feeling Classy but Still Horny AFRight from the very moment you load up the front page, it’s obvious that Sugarbook ain’t your typical dating site. I’ve reviewed a lot of really half-ass dating and hookup sites where you can tell they put the minimum amount of effort and money into the presentation, but Sugarbook’s in an entirely different stratosphere. Hell, it even makes classy joints like Match.com look a little bummy. The layout is clean as fuck, and the front page is topped with a big, high-res GIF of a sophisticated babe in a pearl necklace walking in slow motion, pushing through a velvet curtain along the way.
Where’s she going? Is she on her way to her laptop or iPhone, where she’ll load up Sugar Book in search of a sugar daddy to buy her dinner and jewelry? Or is the blurry businessman the sugar daddy she already met on the site? I’m not sure either way, but the imagery really helps set a tone that’s considerably more refined and luxurious than your typical hookup site screaming, “FUCK LOCAL GIRLS TONIGHT!”
I’m reviewing Sugarbook.com today on my laptop, but it’s worth noting that they have an app available for Android or iOS, so you can even search for sugar babies while you’re taking a huge, stinking dump on company time. Neither one is available in the official app stores, so you’ll have to get it from the website.
There’s an Events section linked in the header, and I got curious because that’s not a standard feature on dating sites. Turns out, they do a lot of livestreaming events, which usually involve contests to win luxury items and dates around the world. A lot of is so stereotypically boujee that I had to laugh, with Gucci, Louis, Tiffany, Fendi, Coach and YSL all given away this year. Fuck, if the sugar babies at Sugarbook are used to this kind of stuff, the poors ain’t going to have a chance. I guess that’s kind of the point.
But How the Fuck Do I Get In?I see a lot of low-effort hookup sites with basically nothing out front but a signup form. Sugar Book does a lot more to lure their demographic of rich dudes and money-hungry women. I already mentioned the flashy setup, which is coupled with a lot of basic information about sugar relationships, as well as hype about their service. A lot of it is standard dating-site blather about finding the ideal relationship, plus reasons why it might be better to go the transactional sugardaddy route. No-Strings sex and discretion were among my favorite perks listed, though I love to see those anywhere.
They’ll let you look at exactly one page of sugar babies or sugar daddies, but it’s a worldwide selection instead of members in your region. It’s a standard setup for any dating site, since they really want you to sign up, though it’s still a little annoying. After gawking at a handful of babes who look like models, pornstars and particularly attractive girls next door, I was ready to sign up and see what was inside.
Basic memberships are free, and signup is supposed to be an easy process. They ask you who you are and who you’re looking for, and then ask for either your Facebook account or your mobile number. I always prefer to sign up for anything with an email account that already gets spam, so I wasn’t too happy with this arrangement, but what’s a horny guy to do?
Here’s where I ran into a serious issue. I tried a few SMS numbers from a temporary phone number service, but Sugarbook.com told me they’d all been taken. That’s on me for trying to cheat the system, but when I tried my own real number, I got a different message. “SMS could not be sent. Please try again.” I’ve already been banned from Facebook for a while, and the new account I tried to create just to sign up for Sugarbook got banned before I even finished signing up, so that was out, too.
After poking around extensively on Sugar Book, I eventually found a signup form that would accept email. I thought I’d finally created account, but then it wanted my phone number for verification. “Too many attempts,” read the red text that popped up. “Please try again later.” Too bad I ain’t over 60, in which case I’d probably still have a Facebook account to use. It seems like a remarkably fucking stupid business decision for a dating site aimed at sugar daddies to only accept signups from a platform currently favored more by grandparents than young rich dudes.
Finally Behind the Velvet CurtainI’m not going to tell you how I eventually got into Sugarbook.com, because it involved a Facebook account that was not mine. There’s a further manual verification process that’s a pain in the fucking ass, which can be seen as a mixed bag. Sure, it sucks when you’re trying to sign up, but it theoretically means you’re less likely to get catfished on Sugarbook than other dating sites. They really do go above and beyond when it comes to identity verification.
Once I was inside, it occurred to me that maybe the Facebook-required registration is a deliberate attempt at attracting the demographics they’ve got. Sugar babies outnumber sugar daddies on the site by a nice margin, and they’re generally younger than the dudes. Another part of the formula is that college-age chicks get free accounts.
I’m hanging out in Chicago this week, so that’s where I did my Sugar Book search for sugar babies. The system showed me dozens of women, which ain’t the biggest pool I’ve seen on a dating site, but it’s a decent selection for such a tight niche. The chicks tend to be pretty fucking hot, too. I’m not sure if it’s just because sugar babies tend to be hotties, or because the administrators are actively recruiting and promoting the hot girls.
Those pretty girls can message me if they like the look of me, but I get the feeling most of them are waiting for a sugar daddy to make the first move. Unfortunately, you can’t make a move unless you’ve paid for an account, since free members can’t send messages. This is normal on pretty much any dating or hookup site, and is especially unsurprising on a site like this. They’re not trying to encourage cheapskates, bums and basement-dwelling mama’s boys to sign up.
Sugar Book is more expensive than your average dating site, with a regular monthly membership going for just over $70. Longer subscriptions break down to lower rates, but even the 6-month plan will run you forty bones a month. Again, this might be an issue for your average joe, but shouldn’t be an issue for any self-respecting sugar daddy. High-class babes ain’t going to fuck you for a matinee and a McNugget value meal, you know.
There are a lot of general-purpose dating sites out there that I could recommend to almost anybody, but Sugarbook.com will appeal to a much smaller segment of the population. If you can get beyond that fucked-up registration process (or if they fix it), the site is worth a look for those looking for a transactional relationship with a sugar baby. My advice is to start with a free account, and then go with a month of premium if you see a gal worth hitting up. Good luck!
- Social network for sugar babies and sugar daddies
- App available
- Contests to win dates and luxury items
- Basic memberships are free
- Sugar babies outnumber sugar daddies
- Free accounts for college-age chicks
- Manual identity verification process
- Confusing, broken signup system