One of the cool things about the online dating world is the variety in its wants. There are dating platforms that are marriage-oriented and others that promise to find you long-term commitments.
There are also others that provide you with the tools you need for non-romantic sexual relationships or any kind of relationship that seems out of the norm.
Seeking Arrangement vs. Secret Benefits
In this comparison article, we will introduce you to both of these platforms and how they can help you. If you ever wonder if you could find an online community of people who couldn’t be bothered by love and the ‘butterfly in the belly’ moments, you will want to read this one, word for word.
Comparison of History
There isn’t much known about the history of Secret Benefits other than the site’s claim about its functionality. Seeking Arrangement, on the other hand, does have some known history. Seeking Arrangement was launched in 2006 to help people who, you guessed it correctly, were seeking arrangements – the sexual kind.
It is one of the oldest dating platforms in the world of online dating. Both Secret Benefits and Seeking Arrangement provide services to facilitate relationships between older and younger people.
Seeking Arrangement allows Sugar Daddies and Mamas to register on their platform to help them connect with Sugar babies. Secret benefits only allow Sugar Daddies who are looking for Sugar babies to connect with.
Seeking Arrangement is one of the few dating platforms that has never been sold. Its CEO Brandon Wade has been the one overseeing the business right since his days at MIT.
Both websites have features that are unique to each. These dating platforms always follow a pattern of restricting some features and giving you some for free. On Seeking Arrangement, you can create an account for free. After your account is set-up, the next and obvious thing to do is create a profile so that other members can view you and see if you are someone they want to have an arrangement with.
After your profile has been set up, you can now start looking for matches; this is another thing that you can do for free. One feature that puts Seeking Arrangement above Secret Benefits is the chat services they have available for free.
Once you pay for the premium services available on Seeking Arrangement, you get extra features to use. You have more options for privacy.
You will know if someone you sent messages to read them or not, you can filter what comes into your inbox, ads are gone, and you get advanced search filters to help you find what you are looking for much more accurately.
Secret Benefits does not have as many features as Seeking Arrangement, both on the free-tier and the paid version. With the free-tier, you get to do basic things like creating an account to browse through the list of other members on the platform and view their profiles.
You will be able to use the search function, which is about all the features available to you. Being able to send messages to anyone you like requires you to pay, viewing hidden photos and private albums are some of the other features you will get if you won a premium account.
There are not many gamified and catchy features on both platforms, but Seeking Arrangement has more for you to do.
Comparison of the Sign-Up Process
Seeking Arrangement has a more detailed process for the sign-up. You are asked some questions that can help Sugar Daddies and Mommies and Sugar babies decide if you want each other at first glance or not. As a Sugar baby, you are asked how much you want to be spent on yourself, and as a Sugar Daddy/Mama, you are asked about your budget for a Sugar Baby.
Sugar babies are rewarded with a premium account if they sign up with their college email addresses. Else they can just sign up using Facebook but will have to pay to use the premium features. It should take 5-10 minutes to complete the registration process.
Secret Benefits, on the other hand, has a fast process. You are not asked any personal questions past what is necessary, such as your name, ethnicity, and body type.
There is, however, a verification process that you are encouraged to take but not compelled to take. If you are not verified, there will be no green badge tacked onto your profile. To get verified, a picture or video of you holding a nameplate will suffice.
The user base of both platforms is one of the two distinct things about them. On Secret Benefits, there is a vast disparity in men’s ratio to women; about 80% Men to 20% Women. Seeking Arrangement is known to have a closer percentage of men and women – nearly half.
Ease of Use
Seeking Arrangement has a minimalist and straightforward interface. Its developers have done their best to ensure it suits both adults and young people using their platform. Secret Benefits has a more modern and trendy interface. It is pleasing to look at, and you will, in no time, understand what each button does.
Seeking Arrangement has more visits per month and day than Secret Benefits. Also, once during a political rally, those at Seeking Arrangement reported a surge in its usage. This means a lot of people have found success using the site.
Seeking Arrangement’s Plans
Premium Subscription (Successful Member)
- 1 Month: 89.95 USD
Premium Subscription (Successful Members)
- 3 Months: 239.85 USD
Diamond Membership (Successful Member)
- 1 Month: 249.95 USD
Premium (Attractive Member) Subscription
- 1 Month: 19.95 USD
- 3 Months: 44.85 USD
Secret Benefit’s Plans
- 100 Credits: 59.00 USD
- 500 Credits: 169.00 USD
- 1,000 Credits: 289.00 USD
Pros and Cons
Seeking Arrangement Pros
- There are benefits for registering with your college address as a sugar baby
- It caters to both Sugar Daddies and Sugar Mummies
Seeking Arrangement Cons
- It has a more complicated subscription model.
Secret Benefits Pros
- Simple subscription model
- Fast sign-up process
Secret Benefits Cons
- You cannot send messages without owning a premium account
The first odd thing you will notice about Secret Benefits is the dynamic of relationship it caters to. It only allows Sugar Daddies to register as the older figure of any relationship.
Seeking Arrangement is better in this light because it is inclusive. It recognizes that women can also desire to establish romantic or mainly-sexual relationships with young partners.
Overall, Seeking Arrangement seems like the platform that already has its mode of operation figured out. It has more features, and some perks encourage young people to get onto the platform. Seeking Arrangement’s more equal user base regarding men’s ratio to women makes another good case for it.