"I thought it was hysterical at first, but then I felt badly for the girlfriend." The would-be Lothario is one of hundreds of potential dates who have contacted the Manhattan actor and model since she joined Seeking Arrangement (also known as SA) in November 2017. The online agency, which matches needy so-called "sugar babies" with wealthy "sugar daddies" for a "mutually beneficial relationship," bills itself as the world's largest "sugar website".It claims to have more than 3.25 million active members in the United States alone, although that number can't be verified.MARIA Di Angelis was taken aback when the man she'd contacted through the website "Seeking Arrangement" dutifully informed her that he stretched cling wrap over his bed linens because his girlfriend was getting "suspicious"."I am washing the sheets too often," said the Lower East Sider during their brief phone call.There's no point in going to crowded clubs and sleazy bars when you can just go online and meet thousands of singles all at once!
"We made out and he invited me to spend New Year's Eve with him," says Di Angelis.
There was no such thing as a bad date — only a good date or a good brunch story.
I want to be a different role model from the one I got.
"I'd never tried internet dating before and my friend said SA would be the best site for me." , created an SA profile without, she claims, fully understanding the deal. "I received nice emails, saying: 'I really loved what you wrote in your profile' and 'you're so beautiful, I'd love to meet you,' " she says. But, because I was the 'new girl,' I attracted a lot of weirdos." These included a man who wrote: "Do you like electrocution? Others, one of whom sent penis shots, were more direct. "I painted my nails red and wore jeans and a sweater," she says. Meanwhile, a "drink date" arrived at the bar early and was munching on pricey food when her Sugar Daddy got there.
"I was curious to see who was out there, who would be right for me. "I wanted to see if he was shallow." Apparently he wasn't, but he seemed "lonely and depressed". "He picked up the tab, of course, but he thought it was entitled and rude," Di Angelis says. A lawyer in his 30s, with whom she was having lunch at the Upper East Side's Patsy's Pizzeria, loudly asked: "You do anal, don't you? Later, an equally young software engineer claimed that "all professional women are whores" and harassed her with calls and texts condemning her for staying out too late.