NEW YORK — Due to the recession and rising college fees, many female students are turning to older men with money or “sugar daddies” to help them pay their college loan debt.
The article talks about the website, Seekingarrangement.com, which is home to “college tuition sugar daddies.”
The pieces focuses on a young, New York college student who signed up on the website and ended up meeting a man from mostly affluent, Greenwich, Ct.
The Huffington Post reports:
A month prior, faced with about $15,000 in unpaid tuition and overdue bills, Taylor and her roommate typed “tuition,” “debt,” and “money for school” into Google. A website calledSeekingArrangement.com popped up. Intrigued by the promise of what the site billed as a “college tuition sugar daddy,” Taylor created a “sugar baby” profile and eventually connected with the man from Greenwich. (“Taylor” is the pseudonym she uses with men she meets online. Neither she nor any of the other women interviewed for this article permitted their real names be used.)
In her profile on the site, Taylor describes herself as “a full-time college student studying psychology and looking to meet someone to help pay the bills.” Photos on the site show her in revealing outfits, a mane of caramel-colored hair framing her face. But unlike other dating sites, where a user might also list preferred hobbies or desired traits, Taylor instead indicates preferences for a “sugar daddy” and an “arrangement” in the range of $1,000 to $3,000 a month.