Note: The author is a freelance writer in her 30s whose identity was verified by Insider. While some people consider sugar relationships a form of sex workit's a label rejected by sugar dating sites and some members themselves. This story was originally published in as part of a series on the financial side of relationships; you can read other entries in the series here. Six months ago, I decided to become a sugar baby. My reasoning was simple. I'd grown frustrated with dating men in my city — maybe I'd just had one too many Tinder dates end in mediocre conversation. My day job offers me control over my schedule, since I don't work a traditional nine-to-five. I wanted to supplement my income and have some fun doing it, so I decided to try finding a sugar daddy. For the uninitiated, sugaring is a form of dating in which one partner financially supports the other, often in the form of cash or gifts.