The Effect of FOSTA-SESTA Bill On Sugar Baby Dating Platform


(Posted on )The FOSTA(Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act )and the SESTA (Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act) bill were passed nearly half a year. It brings great negative influence on sugar daddy/baby dating platform. Today our editor will analyze and predict the effects, and will also provide some helpful tips for such kind of dating platforms to protect themselves.

The Impact On Sugar Daddy Sites / Apps

The bill was passed on April 11, 2018, until today it has brought following 5 negative effects and some are stilling continuing to affect the dating platforms.

  • Affect The Marketing: Before they advertised in many different famous media, released many presses on news site, but now many sugar daddy sites have a concern on promotion, because they're afraid they'll be used as a scapegoat. Especially has converged a lot at this dangerous moment, it decreased the frequency of promotion.
  • Affect The Users' Profile Quality: Sugar dating field has always been controversial, and for privacy reasons, so some male sugar daddies would not like to upload their real photo or full figure in their profile. Given the legal implication, many sugar daddy dating sites also made a compromise in this aspect, which will heavily affect the site users' profile quality.
  • App Store Will Kick Out These Application: After the law is passed, apple store took the fast action that it made many sugar daddy dating apps under the shelf, including SeekingArrangement, Sudy, SugarD, SugarDaddyMeet, SugarMe, and SugaDady, even some apps just contains income feature also are kicked out, such as MillionaireMatch and MDate. While compared with Apple store, Google play store seems quite silent, it has not taken any actions on those apps. However, we worry about that Google will also learn apple to kick out those apps.
  • Search Engine May Lower The Ranking : Search engines including Google and Bing may cancel the automatic keywords recommendation, even add the related keywords to the ranking algorithm, so any sites contain the sugar daddy related keywords may have a lower ranking in the search result. But if you are such a sugar babies website, which is like a blog site only providing the dating guide or sharing some dating stories or news will not be affected.
  • The Authorities May Require Them to Be Shut Down: Although the authorities have passed the FOSTA and the SESTA, there is no clear definition on sugar daddy platforms. Once someday, they hold the view that Sugar Daddy platform = Prostitution Service, what are they waiting for is closure.

Why Are The Authorities So Strict?

The unclear definition of sugar baby dating has been existing so many years, however, why does this year the government take so strict measure? Our editors think except the vague definition on sugar daddy dating and prostitution service, another crucial factor is because many criminal cases are from sugar dating sites, such as the recent "Texan Behind 3D-Printed Gun Legal Battle Charged With Sexual Assault of a Minor", which is from You can find many such cases reported by different famous media on Google.

Editors View

Firstly we against any escort and prostitution service, we also clearly claims on our site that " SUGARBABYDATINGSITES.COM DOES NOT PROVIDE ESCORT SERVICE, ONLY PROVIDING THE LUXURY DATING GUIDE!" However, we can not agree with that sugar daddy dating service are equal to sex money exchange. Sugar daddy relationship indeed involves money and sex, however, which dating relationship does not have them? especially sex is the inescapable factor in the most relationship, so the wealthy one spend money on buying gifts to their love, they give allowance to their honey is a mistake? In China, a girl may date many different boyfriends before she gets married, everyone will spend money and have sexual behavior with her, can we say she is a prostitute? Can we see she is working on escort service? Actually, there are much difference between a sugar baby and prostitution:

  • Prostitution means sex in exchange for money. There are absolutely no feelings and the individuals involved will not get into a relationship. But for sugar relationship, you need to pay is not just money but also feelings and emotion.
  • Prostitution service is 1 vs more, sugar baby service is 1 vs 1, at least it was true for a long time.
  • A prostitution doesn't have to remember their client name, but it is a must for sugar baby.

How Do Sugar Dating Sites Protect Themselves?

Before the final disaster comes, our editors also list some measures for sugar daddy dating sites to protect themselves:

  • Provide more exact safety dating tips for users, especially for the female sugar babies, such as they can choose the profile and income verified sugar daddies as their first option, and don't go too far and unfamiliar places.
  • In order to reduce the criminal cases, especially the fraud cases, the website related owner should filter the profiles more carefully and seriously, kick out the scammers and fake profiles as soon as possible.
  • Add alarm function, users can send the emergency to site immediately, so the sugar daddy dating platform can help to call the police or offer the useful information to assist the police in handling cases.
  • Make an early transition to another dating field, SeekingArrangement has changed its name to Seeking and has been developing to the general adult dating field, now no matter the site and app, both of them rank well in search engine and app store.

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