Seeking Review

As one of the leading sugar daddy dating sites in the world, Seeking (formally called Seeking Arrangement) has made a major splash online and in the media. The site has been featured in publications like the New York Times and on shows like 20/20, CNN, Dr. Phil, and Dr. Drew. “Mutually beneficial arrangements” is the name of the game at Seeking, which matches successful and wealthy benefactors with attractive men and women looking to be spoiled. was founded in 2005 and in the summer of 2018 switch their name to Seeking. Since the launch they have helped thousands of aspiring Sugar Daddies and Sugar Mommies find Sugar Babies to pamper. The site (and Android app) prides itself on being a focused, easy-to-use resource for a select clientele. The profiles are designed around only one goal: asking the questions necessary to create a mutually beneficial arrangement. Thanks to that targeted focus, there’s no fuss, no muss, and no confusion about what anyone is looking for on Seeking has over 10 million active members with 8 million defined as Sugar Babies and over 2 million signing up as Sugar Daddies and Mommas. These users come from over 139 different countries that Seeking serves. If you are a Sugar Daddy then the odds are in your favor on Seeking as the ratio to Sugar Babies is 1 to 4.

Seeking also prides itself on its commitment to privacy. Knowing that the sugar dating lifestyle is a sensitive subject for many of its members, the service maintains and upholds a strict privacy policy and promises that “Seeking” will never appear on a credit card statement. They also screen all profiles and photographs submitted to the site for relevancy, and in order to weed out scammers and fake profiles.

Getting started is easy and free for all new members. Just read the Membership Agreement, select the kind of account you want to create, fill out a brief profile, and activate the account via email confirmation. Members who fill out the one-page profile and upload at least one approved photograph can use the site’s basic search features for free. Searches can be done by nickname, number, location, recent logins, newest members, and least viewed profiles. For premium paid members, more advanced searches are available.

Free users can also take advantage of limited messaging functionality. Sugar Daddies and Sugar Mommies with Standard Successful memberships can send up to 10 messages at no cost, though they cannot view incoming messages. Sugar Babies with a free Standard Attractive membership can send and read messages once one approved picture has been uploaded to their profile. Contact info is also not allowed in messages to or from Standard Sugar Babies.

For access to priority listings, stronger privacy settings, and the full range of features, users can upgrade to a paid Premium membership. This costs a fee of $20 per month. Premium Memberships also have the purchase option of 90 or 180 days.

Finding a match on the site is a snap once your account is active. Profile information is narrowed down to the essentials – like location, age, height, weight, occupation, marital status, and smoking habits – while the real focus is kept on the arrangement itself. Sugar Daddies and Mommies list their annual income, net worth, and monthly budget for caring for a Sugar Baby, while Sugar Babies list a desired monthly allowance. All members are encouraged to fill out a detailed description of the kind of arrangement they are seeking.

“We wrote the book on Sugar Daddy dating, and turned the Sugar Lifestyle into a part of pop-culture,” says Seeking. “So if you are choosing a website to use, consider the leading trend setter, not just another copycat site.” It’s a big claim, but the site mostly lives up to the hype. If you’re looking for a mutually beneficial arrangement – a term the site claims to have coined – Seeking may be the perfect way to meet like-minded people who know what they want from life and aren’t afraid to ask for it.

Positives of Seeking

  • Free for Sugar Babies, free trial for Sugar Daddies and Sugar Mommies
  • Has received a great deal of publicity, so the member base is strong (over 10 million)
  • No automatic rebilling
  • Diamond Club certification to verify net worth

Negatives of Seeking

  • There are reports of fake profiles, scammers, and prostitutes
  • Screening system can miss fake profiles

Editors Bottom Line

What should you take away from this review of Seeking? Our expert explains:

"Seeking" is one of more popular services for people who wish to find a mutually beneficial relationships. The sugar arrangements found are upfront and honest. Everyone knows what the expectations are.


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At a Glance

United States, Canada, United Kingdom
English, Chinese, French, German, Spanish
Member Numbers:
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Cost per Month:
Free to $19.95 / month
Membership Types:
Free - Basic

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Seeking Free Membership

  • Yes
  • Included:
    • Create a profile
      • About Me
        • User info: age, location, height, body type, eye color, hair color, ethnicity
        • Financial info: net worth, annual income
        • Other info: education, occupation, marital status, smoking habit, drinking habit
        • Summary
        • Description
        • Photos
      • Arrangement I am Seeking
        • Gender
        • Budget
        • Description
    • View profiles
    • Post photos
    • Add profiles to favorites list
    • Express interest in another member
    • Send up to 10 messages
    • Search functionality
  • Not Included:
    • Incoming messages
    • No contact info in messages to or from Standard Sugar Babies
    • Priority listings
    • Stronger privacy controls
    • Ability to see who viewed your profile or added you as a favorite
  • Standard members must have an approved profile and one public photo in order to contact other members

Relationship Types Allowed

  • Straight
  • Gay
  • Lesbian
  • Bisexual

Your Relationship Status

  • Single
  • Married
  • Separated
  • Divorced

Relationships You can Find

  • Casual
  • Dating
  • Friends

Seeking Costs

Seeking is free to join as a Sugar Babe (male or female) as a Attractive Standard member. For Sugar Daddies and Mommas you can join as a Successful Standard member. With this account you can only send a limited number of messages. To be able to read or reply to any message you need to purchase a subscription for a Premium or Diamond membership.

  • Prices last confirmed March 25, 2019. Please check Seeking for most recent pricing. All prices in USD unless specified otherwise. Prices may differ based on location, time of purchase, or access point (this can include device used and/or if accessed from a website or app)
  • Attractive Membership
    • For female and male Sugar Babes only
    • Profile must be 100% complete and approved
    • Requires an approved “public” photo
    • Includes:
      • Read and reply to messages
      • Search for members
      • Post photos
      • View and create favorites list
      • View visitor list of your profile
    • Costs: Free
  • Successful Standard Membership
    • For Sugar Daddies and Mommas only
    • Requires an approved “public” photo
    • Includes:
      • Send up to 10 email messages
      • Search for members
      • Post photos
      • View and create favorites list
      • View visitor list of your profile
    • Costs: Free
  • Successful and Attractive Premium Membership
    • For Sugar Babes, Daddies and Mommas
    • Includes:
      • All the benefits of a Standard membership
      • More privacy controls (can hide certain information like online status)
      • Advanced search functionality and can save your search filters
      • Read and reply to all messages
      • Inbox filters. Filter out messages from members who do not meet your criteria
      • Include contact info in messages
      • Message read receipts
      • Ad-free experience
      • Gift Wishlists
      • Profile can get Featured
      • Saved member notes
    • A public photo is not required
    • Costs (in USD):
      • 1 month for $19.95
      • 3 months for $44.85 ($14.95 per month)
      • 6 months for $59.70 ($9.95 per month)
  • Diamond Membership
    • Only Sugar Daddies can be Diamond Members
    • Diamond members can expect up to 20 times more responses
    • Includes:
      • All the benefits of a Premium membership
      • Featured prominently on other members dashboards
      • Diamond badge makes your profile stand out
      • Can verify identity, annual income, net worth for no extra cost
      • Increased visibility in searches
    • Costs (in USD):
      • Around $200 per month
  • Seeking Members Additional Features:
    • Verified Member
      • Verify your profile for a one time fee of $50.00
      • Background verifications are performed by OptimumScreening. They handle all personal information given for check and not Seeking
      • Criminal checks are done for:
        • Registered Sex Offenders
        • Sex/Violent/Domestic Crimes
        • Felonious and Misdemeanor Assaults
      • Other checks include:
        • Address
        • Social Security number Verification
        • International wants and warrants
      • If member passes verification, a verified icon will be displayed on their Seeking profile
  • Seeking accepts most major credits, and Western Union

Seeking Viewing & Communication Features

  • Photos
  • Searching & Profiles
  • Gift Wishlist
    • Sugar Babies can create a registry of gifts that they want to receive from their sugar daddies
    • Sugar Daddies who click on their wishlist will be taken directly to Amazon and other partner sites where they can purchase the gift online for their sugar babies
  • Favorites
  • Express Interest
  • Mail messages
    • Standard members can send up to 10 free messages
    • Standard members cannot include contact info
    • Standard members cannot read incoming messages
    • Premium members can save messages
  • Basic
    • Least Viewed
    • Newest Members
    • Most Recent Logins
    • Location
    • Nickname
    • Number
    • Who Is Near Me
  • Premium
    • Saved Searches
    • Advanced Search for all parts of profile (age, body type, location, assistance wanted, etc.)
    • Online Members
    • Who Viewed Me
    • Who Favorited Me

Other Seeking Information

Seeking originally was called Seeking Arrangement but the name was changed in the summer of 2018. At one point Seeking had a dating app available on the Apple app store but this was removed in 2018 by Apple due to undisclosed reasons.

Due to the controversial Sugar Daddy niche that this dating service operates in, it has been featured by many media publications, including CNN, Good Morning America, 20/20, GQ Magazine, Miami Herald, New York Magazine, Wall Street Journal, New York Post, Huffington Post, Vanity Fair, and New York Times.

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