It looks like a normal dating app, but with a crucial difference: Women make money off every message sent to them. Is it too good to be true?
In a VICE World News exclusive, Sugarbook founder Darren Chan spoke about his arrest, the app's ban in Malaysia and plans going forward.
Conservative politicians want the Sugarbook app banned. But Malaysian students using it to find sugar daddies disagree.
“I’d probably be lying if I said this was altruistic, but the way I see it, I’d much rather my money go to somebody who appreciates me as opposed to blowing it all at a strip club.”
“The situation was bad, but I didn’t have to worry about it getting worse. I didn’t feel anxious about my salary cut, instead I felt stable and safe.”
“Unemployment is a major problem for transgender people, so I try to use my power as a sugar baby to help people from my community find jobs.”
"Driven by roaring pressures to achieve an elevated standard of living, youths are now shifting to alternative means to support some of their life’s greatest pursuits."
Photographer Elysia Nicole Downings was sick of taking pictures of drunk people at weddings – so she became a sugar baby instead.
Welcome to "Are You Getting Any", a new column where we explore the supposedly dwindling sex lives of British millennials.
It's definitely more complicated than finding a daddy.
Dating requires give-and-take. If you're a divorced single mom like Megan Evan, the give might come from a sugar daddy.