Hundreds of female college students are looking for more than a college degree to secure their future. Why have bills and student loans when you can get some old rich guy to pay them?
Temple University is No. 5 on the list of colleges and universities that have young women looking for “sugar daddies” on SeekingArrangement.com, reports the Inquirer.
The online dating service connects older wealthy men, who are willing to pay for the affections of young women, with “sugar babies.” And the sugar babies get to name their price.
Whie Temple’s assistant vice president, Ray Betzner, told the Inquirer that he questions the validity of Temple’s high ranking for students who use SeekingArrangement.com, the website’s founder told the Inquirer that the stats are correct.
"With the economy doing so badly, people are taking matters into their own hands, trying to figure out the best way to pay for college without creating a huge amount of debt," founder Brandon Wade told the Inquirer.
And what do these older men get for the $50 monthly fee to the site and the girls price ranges of $1,000 to $20,000? Whatever the women are willing to give them, we presume.
Wade says that when the site first started in 2005, most of the women seeking sugar daddies were simply looking to be pampered with luxuries. Now the site is attracting college girls who are more pragmatic, wanting money for bills and connections for jobs.
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But some say this is not a healthy arrangement.
"A website like this creates a fantasy where the man is dominant and powerful and the woman is submissive and dependent," Brendan Greer, CEO of the Philly-based Council for Relationships, told the Inquirer. "Relationships like this aren't healthy, for obvious reasons, and can prevent the girl from finding more emotionally stable and satisfying relationships."