For our third interview, we talked with Lily, a 25-year-old in New York City who dabbled in sugar dating on and off for three years. Ahead, she spills everything — including how much she charged per date, and why she ultimately left the scene.
Tell me about yourself — what were you doing when you decided to try sugar dating?
"I graduated from school in 2014, and after that I moved back home and started working at a designer shoe store downtown. I was making $12 an hour plus commission. When I started, I had hoped a lot of people would come in and spend a lot of money, but in reality it was really slow most of the time. I was probably just getting $400 a week or so.