It’s hardly a coincidence that most sugar daddies are older men. As you get to your later years, many factors come about that make you better suited to be a sugar daddy. You have a lot more disposable income for one thing, and probably a lot more time on your hands now that your kids are grown. Perhaps less appealing–but nevertheless a commonplace reality–is that you may have divorced from your wife, which leaves you wide open for a new partner.

In many ways, having a sugar baby could be one of the most rewarding ways to enjoy your senior years. But keep in mind that there are a number of important things to consider in a sugar dating relationship, just as there are with any other relationship. By approaching the issue with the proper attitude and expectations, you will be in a better position to benefit from such an arrangement.

Is it too late to have a sugar baby?

For many first-time sugar daddies, the common question is “Am I too old to be a sugar daddy?” Although this is a valid question, the only one that can really give the correct answer to that is you. There are certain realities to consider of course, particularly if age and/or a health condition affect your mobility. If you have a health condition that significantly affects your ability to get around or to care for yourself, becoming a sugar daddy is something that be considered from every possible angle.

It might also be a good idea to discuss your plans with your doctor. You don’t necessarily have to bring up the possibility of you having a sugar baby, but you should definitely mention your intention to go out on dates and possibly to have sex if that is your intention.

If your doctor gives you the go-ahead to have an active social life, there is little reason why you shouldn’t be able to become a sugar daddy. There really is no age-limit to being part of a sugar dating relationship, so barring any health concerns, you should be able to go by your own judgment.

When is the right time to become a sugar daddy?

Being able to go sugar dating is one thing, but knowing the appropriate time to do so is another. Ideally, you will want to be unencumbered with young children or other family obligations before you embark on your new adventure. This isn’t always possible of course, in which case you have to make sure that your plans will not have a detrimental effect on the other people in your life.

Not everyone is able to wait until their children are all grown up before they take on a sugar baby. If you have young children, your primary focus should be on helping them understand that you are still there for them 100%. Children may have difficulty understanding the intricacies of grown up relationships, and they may feel threatened by your decision to have another female come into your life. Explain to them that you have no intention of having anyone replace their mother, and that they are still your number one priority. It may take some time, and they may never really understand fully, but you owe it to them to place their interests over your own.

Getting a new lease on life

Once you have taken care of all the possible hindrances and obstacles to your relationship, you will largely be free to throw yourself headlong into your sugar dating arrangement and enjoy yourself in the manner that you feel you deserve. Apart from making sure that your plans don’t negatively impact on the lives of your children, you don’t really owe anyone any explanation for how you choose to live your life. You can therefore be free to enjoy being a sugar daddy without having to feel guilty about hooking up with a much younger sugar baby.

Many sugar daddies will happily tell you how much of a change sugar dating has brought to their lives and how much more enjoyable life is. If you luck out and are able to find a partner who is your perfect match, you might be pleasantly surprised to find how much more vibrant and more alive you fell, as if you are in the prime of your life once again. Take stock of where you are and what you have achieved, and revel in the enjoyment that you fully deserve!

Protecting yourself

Of course, you do have to keep your wits about you and to ensure your best interests at all times. The last thing you want to happen is to have a sugar baby take advantage of you, which could happen in any number of ways. Some sugar babies may simply see you as a meal ticket, requiring you to shell out money more frequently or in higher amounts than you agreed upon.

Other sugar babies may be too demanding of your time, presence, and/or affection, and you may begin to feel stifled or controlled within the relationship. Remember that being taken advantage of can come in many forms, and emotional abuse or control is just as unacceptable as being fleeced out of your money.

There is also the very real possibility of being scammed or being the target of a criminal act. In order to safeguard against this, don’t be too trusting and take the time to get to know any prospective sugar babies thoroughly before making a commitment. Only after you are sure that she is who she says she is do you agree to a personal meeting.

Even then, you should go slow every step of the way, and resist the temptation to be too generous or to be too much of a pushover. There are many roles that both partners can play within the boundaries of a sugar dating relationship. Playing the part of the sucker is one that you definitely won’t want to assume, so enjoy yourself if you must, but keep a clear head at all times.