I'm a professional sugar baby: Here's what it's like getting paid to hang out with rich guys

It’s a warm night in downtown Los Angeles, and roughly 75 Sugar Babies are bonding over unlimited sushi on the top floor of a highrise. They’re decked out in high heels and spandex, but if they are peacocking, it’s only for each other; no Sugar Daddies are invited to this annual Los Angeles Sugar Baby Summit. 
Brook Urick, a member of the Sugar Baby site SeekingArrangement’s press team, asks the crowd to settle down. She peers through large glasses as she rifles through questions the women have submitted on slips of paper. As Urick pulls them at random, they seem to circle around the same central theme: how do you negotiate financial agreements with Sugar Daddies? Urick seems annoyed by the question itself.
“Sugar Babies aren’t paid. They’re given gifts,” she says bluntly. If you want to be paid for your time, get a job.” She advises the crowd, which is composed entirely of women, (save for two male Sugar Babies — one gay, one straight), to show off “only one body part” at a time and to try to attract a boyfriend-type, but not expect a husband. “People aren’t on SeekingArrangement because they want to be on Match.com,” she says. “You need to know that — he’s not looking to marry someone.”
The women at the Summit seem undeterred. As Urick tries to answer questions one by one, the crowd grows rowdier and more emboldened, interrupting her frequently to tell their stories. Here are a few of them.
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