Dating websites for college students
If that’s what you’re going to come at me with, my response is going to be, thank you for the offer, but I’m going to pass,” the Michigan State MBA student said.
Even so, there have been situations where Christina will agree to dinner under her terms and still get propositioned for sex.
Afraid of taking on massive debt, a growing number of college students are turning to an unconventional source to pay for school: sugar daddies.
Through websites like Seeking Arrangement.com, “sugar babies,” mostly women but some men, too, partner with wealthy, often older, men or women who want to spend money on them, Business Insider reports.
Sugar daddy arrangements have existed for ages, and it’s unclear if they are becoming more common because the phenomenon is not well studied.
But experts say at the very least the internet has made these transactions far easier to arrange and negotiate.
The company launched a marketing campaign called Sugar Baby University targeting indebted college students and young people who are interested in college but afraid of taking on massive loans.
Christina, a 29-year-old sugar baby who lives in Las Vegas, told Business Insider that after her uncle, a source of college funding, died, some girlfriends introduced her to Seeking and encouraged her to find a sugar daddy to foot the bill.Lynn Comella, an associate professor of gender and sexuality studies at University of Nevada Las Vegas, told the Associated Press last year that it is not unusual for students to turn to sex work such as stripping, prostitution or webcam work to pay for school.But the sugar daddy sites are relatively new, and she says they are not entirely upfront about what they are really about.Christina says she isn’t willing to have sex for money, though she knows some sugar babies who do.“I’m not a person that is interested in one-night stands with people who are visiting Vegas for a couple days — that’s not interesting to me.About 2.5 million sugar babies worldwide identified as students in 2016 on Seeking Arrangement.com, according to the report.Tags: Adult Dating, affair dating, sex dating