Even the most independent sugar daddy wants to feel regularly appreciated by a friendly companion. Most sugar daddies will tell you that their dogs love to be spoiled too.
New York, NY (PRWEB) November 30, 2012
Sugardaddie.com has just released findings from a study that sought to determine if modern sugar daddies are preferential to owning dogs in lifelong relationships while seeking shorter-term mutually beneficial relationships with their human 'sugar baby' counterparts. The survey found that sugar daddies are 18% more likely to be dog owners than the average US household.
Steve Pasternack, a former Wall Street executive and founder of Sugardaddie.com, set up the poll to determine what percentage of sugar daddies actually own dogs, which is a popular stereotype that was recently exemplified by Mattel's Sugar Daddy Ken Doll, which was accompanied by his dog.
"The majority of sugar daddies are successful, independent workaholics who lead very busy, stressful lives and prefer mutually beneficial relationships with sugar babies instead of marriage or long-term relationships. Yet even the most independent sugar daddy wants to feel regularly appreciated by a friendly companion. Most sugar daddies will tell you that their dogs love to be spoiled too."
The study findings were based on a poll conducted with 2,000 sugar daddy members of the site, who's responses gleaned the following data:
- Of the 2,000 sugar daddies polled, 1146 owned at least 1 dog.
- 58% of sugar daddies acquire their dogs from breeders, compared to 26% of average US households who purchase their dogs from breeders.
- The most popular class of dog breed owned by sugar daddies are toy breeds, which are owned by 36% of sugar daddies.
- The average sugar daddy spends $3,400 on travel expenses per each dog owned a year (including dog boarding at kennels and doggie hotels), which is 12 times the national average of $279 per dog a year.
- 77% of sugar daddies spend $4,000 to $6,000 a year on dog expenses for food, supplies, and medical care, which is more than 5 times the average $600 to $900 spent by average US households on those items per pet each year.
Launched in 2002, Sugardaddie.com is the original online meeting place for sugar daddies and sugar babies, and now boasts more than 3.9 million members worldwide. Sugardaddie.com has been featured by numerous media outlets including ABC Nightline, The Dr. Phil Show, The Huffington Post, and The New York Times.