Glucose daddies and children: within the world of ‘sugar dating’ in Asia

An online platform called SeekingArrangement, which fits ‘sugar daddies’ with ‘sugar babies’, is finding takers in India, as older specialists and business owners look for companionship and youths look for economic assistance and guidance

Illustration: Sameer Pawar

It’s been a gruelling months that are few scores of Indians, especially the country’s young.

Stuck in the home, glued for their televisions and mobiles, devoid of any social interactions and outings throughout a lockdown that is nationwide numerous have had to keep the brunt of dwindling funds. In July alone, almost 5 million salaried individuals lost their jobs, based on the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy, using the final number of task losings since March, whenever Asia imposed the lockdown, to 18.9 million.

But, if any such thing, that feeling of despair never ever arrived inside their method of scouting for prospective relationships. That’s maybe why popular online dating sites platforms such as for example Tinder, Hinge, Bumble and Happn have already been seeing constant development in how many users. Asia presently has about 18 million users across on line platforms that are dating based on Statista, an industry research company.

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Then, there have been other people such as for example Ankita (name changed), solitary and right away from university amid a pandemic, who had been desperate for a task in a economy that is prone to register negative development in the existing year that is financial. Continue reading