The high demand for wealthy mentors is stirring up controversy around the blogosphere. Yet millions of young people seeking professional connections and personal guidance are warming to the notion of mutually beneficial relationships.
Sugar daddies are most often generalized as wealthy benefactors who provide financial support to young and attractive individuals. Yet ‘mentor daddies’ are becoming a popular alternative for those interested in sharing less than a marriage but more than a bank account.
“Mentor daddies have less in common with Donald Trump and more in common with Dr. Phil” says Brandon Wade, creator and CEO of a popular mentor daddy dating website. While mentor daddies do provide financial support to their mentee’s, their relationships tend to have an emphasis on personal growth and professional advancement.
Overall, mentor daddy profiles are less flamboyant than their sugar daddy counterparts. Understated and uncommonly up-front, mentor daddies advertise their desire to provide all-encompassing support within a pre-defined and often discreet relationship.
Mentor daddies wear many different suites. Included in the mentor daddy pool are corporate executives, wealthy retirees, and successful entrepreneurs. Many mentor daddies are married or in existing relationships, thus creating the need for discreet involvement with possible mentees.
Though relatively smaller in number, “mentor mamas” are also seeking arrangements with mentees. Mentor mamas are of particular interest to young men who desire a nurturing female influence, similar to that of a mother.
Correspondingly, the pool of mentees is equally diverse. “Most of them are students. There are a lot of actors, models, and entry level professionals who are creating accounts” says Brandon Wade. Spanning all sexual preferences and orientations, there’s a type for every personal taste.
For many upwardly mobile mentees, the benefit of having a mentor daddy is alluring. Having already established themselves in their respective industries, mentor daddies have an abundance of insider knowledge and connections to draw from. It is this kind of hands-on experience that makes mentor daddies irresistible to mentees in a ‘who you know’ kind of world.