Survey Says: Single Mommies Need Sugar Daddies

May 10, 2014  |  
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According to a survey conducted by the online dating website,, the main reason more than 1,000 single mothers joined the site wasn’t for gifts, or a new apartment or car, but for financial help for themselves and their children.

The company, which claims to be the world’s largest site for women seeking sugar daddies and vice versa, reports that 71 percent of the single mommies polled said their only, or main, reason for the joining the website was to receive money from men to support their households. Respondents also chose Halle Berry and Sandra Bullock as the single mothers they most admired.

A quick Google search of “single mom, sugar daddy” and you’ll find that this trend is more popular than one might guess. There are many websites, ads and services, catering to this growing sub-culture, suggesting it might not be as taboo as it once was. As we see these groups become more mainstream, and even socially acceptable, we also notice more folks jumping on the bandwagon, unashamed of their alternate relationships and situations.

The release of this survey begs several questions: Can single mothers really do it all on their own? And, if given the opportunity, would single mothers let a financially successful man take on the responsibility of monetarily supporting her household?

We’ve heard the age-old, “shero” stories of single moms holding down the house and raising her kids on measly wages, doing what she must to make sure ends meet and food is on the table. We’ve heard of them going out and making an honest living, working long hours and accepting jobs out of her particular line of expertise all in the name of making sure her babies want for nothing. Are those tales ones of days past?

While this survey might be a drop in the bucket of popular opinion or reality, it certainly suggests that we’re entering a new era; One where we’re able to take advantage of alternative ways of raising our children. One where we’re able to lock down a cash flow at the click of a button, assuming the “sugar daddy” is impressed by your online profile and swag.

But does that mean we take advantage of such opportunities? We’ll leave that up to personal opinion.

For those wondering, the top five states (in order) with the most single mothers registered on Here you have them:
1. California
2. Texas
3. Florida
4. New York
5. Illinois

View the full survey here:

What do you think of these findings, mamas?

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