This Site Claims Growing Number of Female Students Are Looking For “Sugar Daddies”
1:30 pm, January 15th | by Colette McIntyre
If Saved By The Bell: The College Years taught me anything, it was that a college education comes at an exorbitant cost (and that spin-offs are guaranteed to be disappointing). While I thought Kelly Kapowski stooping to work at the skeevy cocktail bar Skeeters in order to fund her dream of being a doctor was the ultimate Faustian bargain, it seems current female collegiates are upping the ante: according to the “mutually beneficial relationship” website SeekingArrangement.com, college student membership increased by 58 percent in the last year, with nearly 3000 U.S students searching for a “sugar daddy” to support their education. Hmm, Daily Mail, any chance the respondents at Seeking Arrangement might constitute a skewed sample? Doesn’t matter? Carry on!
In 2012, SeekingArrangement.com witnessed explosive growth in the number of college students seeking “Sugar Daddies” for tuition assistance. Yesterday the website released a list of the fastest growing “sugar baby colleges.” “While some may argue that these women are just using men for their own personal gain, I believe that they are proactive in pursuing a higher education,” said Brandon Wade, the site’s founder and CEO. Georgia State University was the fastest growing school in 2012 with 292 new students signing up. The top three was rounded out by New York University and Temple University coming in as second and third, respectively. SeekingArrangement.com also noted that Columbia University is the only Ivy League university to enter the Top 20. Interestingly, despite only one Southern school entering the top 3, there were more students from the South joining the site than any other region, something Wade referred to as a “move in the right direction to bring back Southern charm.”
“College should be an opportunity to expand the mind and experience new things,” Wade said. “Unfortunately, because of the of recent tuition hikes, the college experience has become greatly unbalanced.” In order to correct this imbalance, the average collegiate “Sugar Baby” receives up to $3000 a month from her Sugar Daddy, in both allowances and gifts; what the co-ed does in exchange for these gifts is at the discretion of the consenting pair. The site seems eager to drawn in struggling co-eds: SeekingArrangements.com offers students a free premium membership if they register with their .edu email addresses. The site also claims that students make up 44 percent of the Sugar Baby population and profiles that are certified as “College Sugar Babies” receive three times more inquires from potential companions.