What Does PPM Stand For? Pay Per Meet System Explained
What does PPM stand for? It isn’t pump performance monitoring and has nothing to do with performance management. Program management and process monitoring don’t apply either. Simply put, the abbreviation word PPM means pay per meet.
However, it is not what it looks like—in sugar dating, this slang term has nothing to do with sex work. So, let’s take a closer look at PPM and see why some daddies and babies avoid it.
Definition of PPM – dating, payments, and dangers explained
As you probably know, sugar dating is about sponsorship. Sugar daddy is like an international monetary fund, a sponsor, and sugar baby is the one who receives financial support.
There are different forms of this financial support—in particular, some daddies pay particular amounts monthly or PPM, and some give only gifts and pay for vacations and dates.
Those who prefer to give money instead of things also fall under the two categories—those who pay per meeting, i.e., do a PPM, and those who pay allowance, for example, send a sugar baby a million every month… joking, just a negotiated fixed sum.
Of course, if it’s PPM, the amount is discussed, usually before the meeting. Note that sugar babies should be very careful—some “daddies” who seem to agree to pay one PPM may ask for their personal information, which is a red sign, and you shouldn’t believe a word. After all, like experienced babies say, “cash is a king”.
Some sugar babies may also get perks from PPM as mentorship or ‘project management’, where their daddies boost their careers. It is very popular among SDs who work in software development and various organizations close to show biz, like some singing groups.
PPM arrangement: is it legal?
Generally speaking, it depends. The most important thing you should know about sugar dating is that it is not equivalent to prostitution. And sugar daddy sites are not various companies with thousands of women for sale.
In sugar arrangements, people usually concentrate on commitment, and sex only happens if both parties want it. Hence, if you date someone and travel to various locations, you can get PPM even if sex is not involved.
However, wherein sugar daddy gives money to sugar baby on per meeting basis, instead of monthly basis, may fall under the definition of prostitution where both parties would be guilty if sex is the main goal and the main service.
Real PPM example
Let’s say that a “sugar baby” meets a “sugar daddy” on the site, and they start discussing the conditions. A “daddy” says that he wants to have sex, and do PPM on the first date in New Jersey and is ready to pay $500.
If a sugar baby agrees, in this case, she is not an SB—she is a sex worker, so yes, they both will be considered guilty. If they discuss the same amount, but it is just a date, the processing method doesn’t apply.
How much PPM for sugar relationship?
What about the amounts men PMM? Sugar daddy—how much is he likely to spend? It depends on a sugar baby. Most ladies may ask $200-$300 for a date, but some women ask for $500-$600 per meeting, and they are considered the highest-paid SBs.
Why you should and shouldn’t do a pay-per-meeting
Here are the reasons why PPM is still quite popular:
- It creates a safer environment for babies who don’t want to get scammed by Salt daddies
- It’s better for SBs who need money now
- It’s better for daddies who want to meet an SB not that often
- It’s better for SDs who date a few sugar babies at the same time, and don’t want to pay a monthly allowance to all of them
- Relationships can be stopped at any time without money loss
And here you can check out the reasons why some SBs and SDs prefer not to do PPM:
- Closer to sex work
- May be expensive
- Daddies pay for the first date, too, and just lose money if they don’t like SB
As you can see, PPM has both pros and cons, and choosing it may be an initiative of a sugar daddy or a sugar baby. PPM may be beneficial for both.
Final thoughts on PPM
Now you know the meaning of the abbreviation. And to sum up, it’s always up to SD and SB. That’s what sugar dating is about: you discuss the terms and do your relationship project management that works for both.PPM is not illegal unless it’s only about sex that is measured by money, and it is pretty common to “spoil” a sugar baby and take care of her performance management.