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How to Properly Screen an Online Profile


If you’ve come to SeekingArrangement to find the perfect arrangement, chances are you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for. With over 10 million members, there really is someone for everyone. The perfect arrangement doesn’t just happen, though; it takes a bit of searching and sifting to find who’s right for you.


We work hard everyday to eliminate fake profiles as quickly as they pop up, but sometimes you’ll get to them first. Here are a few tips on how to properly screen a user’s profile and protect yourself from wasting time on a fake.


Clear Profile Photos


If you can’t tell what someone looks like by the fifth profile photo,  you should probably skip it and move on to the next. Unclear, blurry or pixelated photos or no photos at all are all tell-tale signs it might not be an actual person.


In addition to blurry photos, if you believe a person isn’t really who they say they are in their photo, don’t hesitate to reverse-image search them. You can find out if they really are assuming a correct identity or or if someone is trying to catfish you.  


Empty Profile


Along with lack of pictures, if their bio is only half complete, missing important sections or extremely vague, use caution. If someone is serious about Sugar and finding you, they will take the time to fill out a complete profile.


Don’t confuse this with a brief profile. Many of our users fill out their profiles with short, sweet and concise answers so you can get to know them further through a conversation. This isn’t the same thing as an empty profile. Typically one to two word answers to a question aren’t reliable. Trust your gut and if someone has clear photos and a strong profile section, go for it.


Spammers and Scammers


Avoiding scammers is easier than ever with these tips from our support team; however, it can be difficult to tell just by someone’s profile if they’re trying to scam you. Beyond that, if someone is blowing up your inbox repeatedly without any response from you, you should stay cautious. People who are overly interested in your personal life, who ask for bank info or who promise things that are too good to be true should also be avoided.


If you’re getting bad vibes from someone’s profile, believe they’re acting a bit creepy or you just aren’t clicking on things once in contact with them, it’s best to stay clear. Trust your gut and you’ll rarely go wrong.


Premium and Diamond Members


If a member is Diamond verified, you can almost guarantee they’re in the clear. These members pay a little bit extra to enjoy the advanced perks of the site and to prove they are who they say they are. Members who are Premium have the ability to custom search based on a variety of criteria; Diamond members (Daddies only) are checked by the SeekingArrangement team to verify income and identity before achieving status, which means these members are who they say they are.


This doesn’t mean that members who aren’t Diamond or Platinum are fake. Daddies who are free members can sign up and view your profile, but they can’t contact you. The majority of Babies on the site are not Premium members, so these may take a bit more work to filter through.


Finding the perfect arrangement can take some work, but once it happens, it’s worth it. Follow these tips and you’ll be able accurately screen a profile and set up your perfect arrangement in no time.


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27 Responses to “How to Properly Screen an Online Profile”

  1. Nat says:

    This is awesome. If a so-called SD can’t pay a small joining fee, he’s no SD at all. Many of these guys are pretty Salt, am happy SA has this in place.

  2. Lonely Sugar bebe says:

    This makes me sad as a real sugar baby looking for someone.
    I find flakey guys or guys wanting a one night stand deal,
    Are you guys telling me I’m wasting my time writing guys
    who aren’t verified and diamond ? They wont write me back?
    It’s a shame I am a real person and yet there is no daddy lol.

  3. N says:

    I continue to receive from men who obviously have not read my profile. In which I clearly state that I am NOT interested in sex only hook ups and that I will not share my pictures with men who have not or have one sentence describing themselves.
    I’ve tried this site a few times and no luck.
    Many many mugshots that are just creepy or flashy pictures that are fake.
    Scammers are in multitude and so seem to be SD’s in their twenties.
    An arrangement to my knowledge is transparency/honesty in ones wants/desires and boundaries upfront. And that in itself has no sexual link.
    Something should only evolve from platonic to more, if there is chemistry: otherwise how is it different from …………………………… exactly!
    It is up to SA and the website moderators to filter out scammers (and there are many!!!) and to give a clear template on what an arrangement entails: because the majority is absolutely clueless.

  4. Big rascal says:

    Been on the site for 2 weeks & im outa here as scammers are lining ip sugar daddies for robbing them @ meeting venues no matter how secure you think they are & when you ask SA for help you get no reply. After narrowly escaping been assaulted I reported it to the police as the filthy hobag describing her self as a SB had given me her bank a/c details that the police are tracking her through. The police have asked SA for her logging in email address & they SA won’t supply it. Id rather go to a high class brothel than this crap 💩

  5. Anonymous says:

    I have been a member on this site for over 5 years. I have had a whole lot of fun, but also been been scammed. Just be smart. If the girl is agreeable to every little thing you want without any push back then be really careful.

    The only thing that I got out of upgrading to a Diamond membership was a huge increase in emails form Europe/Asia even though I clearly state I am only interested in something local (I live on the East Coast USA). I see absolutely no advantage in paying extra for a Diamond Membership.

    I’m glad they don’t provide trial memberships. I think this site provides a lot of advantages and is worth the risk. If you can’t afford to throw away $70 to try a membership why are you even on this site?

  6. duh says:

    This is more a thinly disguised plug for premium and diamond membership. Personally I feel SA has got the model all wrong and too much emphasis is placed on milking extra revenue from male site members only. So ‘free’ male uses cannot contact women? Free male users also caannot read messages so although they can see the profiles of women who messaged or faavourited theme there is NO way t tell if any of the msssages are actually real and relate to you contents f your profile or are merely computer generated ‘match’ emails made by the system/ As a non paying male user it’s impossible to evaluate if tis site is genuine as far as messages from women go as there is no free trial period which allows men to read messages nor any low cost limited peruiod trial. You have to go ‘in at the deep end’ and pay full premium for a month just maybe to discover that all the messages you seem to be getting are just generated by the system. Also if most women are not paying members how can THEY read any messages sent by men, even if those men have paid? What this iste needs is a truly honest ‘free trial’ maybe for 3-5 days or a ‘test’ sign up for a low fee…

    Lots of pretty girls have profiles here for sure but the more I read about scammers and fakes (even the site writers seem to always mention them) the more I am put off joining. The site when it comes down to it is one of a series of commercial money making machines run by a multi milionaite and each site has a separate fee, there’s no joint membership to the various sites and if all you can do as a free member is look at profiles there is really no way ot evaluate whether it’s worth paying or nor. I suspect there’s very little real going on here if the majority of female profiles are free ones, or is it all just about only men have to pay to use this site?

    • Caressa says:

      I’m pretty sure the site had a free trial at one point that lasted a month. It’s the most popular sugar baby dating site (and the worst) just look up reviews about the site to see if the girls are real. Look up the site on YouTube you’ll find hundreds of girls talking about it. Hell just go to their Instagram and see the followers it has.

    • 24ill says:

      I received msgs. From free members and every time I open it SA says “enjoy playing candy crush saga and to go on play2 store.” The site also only give me only 24 choices now down to twelve diamonds but they don’t respond. I wish I could see all the members to choose from and if they have no means for a contact I’ll just give them my number without hesitation ….

    • sb says:

      Exactly, it’s only about men paying to use the site. lol.

      If they start doing free trials for men, I’m out. Look bud, you’re not SD material…you know, I know it, and now everyone that reads this knows it. SDs don’t whine like a baby over a simple monthly fee.

      Don’t bother coming out of your parents basement.
      There’s nothing here for you. In fact, we block non premium members. It’s too damn creepy that you boys can view our profiles.

      • Haha says:

        Totally agree. As an SD, there should be a rite of passage. Free trials just increases misuse.

      • duh says:

        My peice was written on the issue of evaluatio of sugar dating sites, this one amongst others, and some fo the issues I have mentioned about fake accounts, system generated messages are flagged up by a good many sugar daing rview sities and are entirely valid. My comments on SA’s membership policies and fee structures were an invitaton to others to comment so of course you are entitled to add a reply, however it’s a shame you had nothing better to do than to spew out some puerile insults – what does that say about you I wonder? Web anonymity clearly brings out the worst in some people.

    • Anonymous says:

      The joint account idea is an interesting one, but it’s not like it’d cost you less. If you’re not willing to pay a small fee to access, are you really able to provide sugar?

    • Rick says:

      SBs don’t need to be Premium members to send and read messages.

    • Lola says:

      If $70 or even $100 is too much for a monthly payment, how will you be able to afford to keep a SB? Just put it down to this site isn’t for you, and keep it moving

      • duh says:

        comparitive value is a perfectly legitimate concept – questioning the price structure of various sugar dating sites and their merits or policies is in no way indicative of someone’s ability to fund in a different directtion. All services are up for question in my opinion as to good value or not, and whilst you may be accurate in thst I might decide this one site doesn’t suit me, or I disagree with how it operates another site might be entirely suitable. It’s my choice entirely and frankly knowing nothing about me at all you have zero ability to predict what I can afford or not. Also why do you presume that my currency is $, do you ignorantly assume that everyone one who writes here must also be American?

      • Nat says:


  7. Anonymous says:

    Assume that every person on here is some guy living in his parents basement in Kenya. Until you meet them – they can say / show anything. Skip all the discussions and meet them in a public place. That weeds out most, but not all, the scammers

  8. Anonymous says:

    What about the female profiles that take model and semi-celebrity (such as latina musicians) pics? these seem to stay up

  9. Anonymous says:

    so many scaming ladies mostly hooker and escorts here now that back page was shut down,but seeking arrangement keeps giving them free advertisement

  10. Tammy says:

    “If a member is Diamond verified, you can almost guarantee they’re in the clear.”

    SA allowed a young fat guy who used a fake bank account app to pretend he made millions per year and become diamond. The “team” is a joke.

  11. Anonymous says:


  12. Chris says:

    Well I have reported scammers and ripoffs and their profiles never got deleted. So this sounds all nice but doesn’t think SA does anything.

  13. Dave jr says:

    Easy for me! I just delete messages from the Philippines and Russia!

  14. Megan says:

    “People who are overly interested in your personal life, who ask for bank info or who promise things that are too good to be true should also be avoided.”

    Exactly. I can’t tell you how many “daddies” demanded my bank account information before we have even met. Now I have an easy link to share with them. :)