A woman fell in love with her sugar daddy after he bought her a £340k house and a £40k car - now the pair are engaged despite the 36-year age gap.
Damea Williams, 31, wasn’t expecting to fall for James Parker, 67, when he messaged her on Facebook - offering to be her 'sugar daddy' in April 2017.
The hairdresser was 'tired of the drama' that came with dating younger men or men her own age and had posted on her Facebook account saying she was looking for a sugar daddy.
Damea said she was looking for someone older than 50 to help her financially, to help her have feel stable and secure in her life.
When divorcee James, then 62, a retired marine, got in touch Damea was unsure at first but started to warm up to him as they spent time together.
The pair would work out together and when Damea had her car stolen he bought her a £40k Jeep so she could still get around.
Each week James would take Damea out on a date, or send her money if he was away, and they would go to the shops every weeks and Damea could spend as much as she wanted on designer clothes.
Over time, Damea found herself falling in love with James and the pair started dating in November 2017.
James bought Damea a house in 2019, which she lived in by herself, until the pair became a closer couple and moved in together.
The couple got engaged in March 2018 and have plans to elope in Las Vegas, US, later this year.
Damea, who owns a hair company, in Atlanta, Georgia, US, said: “I wasn’t expecting to fall in love with my sugar daddy, but he made me look at life differently.
“He messaged me saying ‘I meet your requirements plus more’ and it intrigued me.
“Now he’s not just my sugar daddy but my man.
“He may be 67 but he’s very active and still has high energy.
“I think he must be faking his age because nothing holds him back in the bedroom.
“I can’t picture my life without him now.”
James, who has four older children, said: "I liked her because I could tell she was a go-getter.
"I met all her qualifications.
"I didn't think it would go that far and we'd just have the odd date.
"But we found something special."
Damea was looking for someone to help her financially when she posted on Facebook looking for someone to help take care of her.
“I was sick of the drama with the people I dated around my age, so I wanted someone older,” she said.
“I put a post on social media that said I wanted someone over 50 and who could help take care of me and be able to provide financial support.”
Damea was shocked when James popped her a message in April 2017.
“He was very confident, but I wasn’t sure at first,” she said.
“He was 62 and a little older than I thought I’d go for, but I gave it a shot.
“At first he just helped me out, but we started to spend more and more time together and really got on.
“He was really there for me.
“He bought me a Jeep when my car got stolen.”
James would treat Damea to meals out and designer clothes when was feeling down and bought her a £340k house just for her to live in.
“He literally changed my life,” Damea said.
“He started investing into my hair company as well so I could get it off the ground.
“I realised that he was becoming more than just a sugar daddy for me.
“I’d fallen for him.”
After a whirlwind romance, James proposed to Damea in March 2018 in Washington, and the couple are now planning to elope to Las Vegas, US, later this year.
“James is older but more laid back and established,” Damea said.
“He adds to me.
“There’s no drama with him and he motivates me in life.
This is more than a sugar daddy he really loves me.
“I never expected to fall in love with my sugar daddy, but I couldn’t be happier.”