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They now account for 44% of total memberships and are the site’s largest demographic.The site claims 58,000 sugar babies in the New York City area, Bermudo says.
In return for a no-strings but mutually beneficial relationship, the women who sign up can get to be treated like a lady, showered with gifts, taken on all-you-can-buy shopping sprees, and enjoy meals at the best tables in town.Official company materials highlight the allure of sugar dating, encouraging students to stop “wasting precious study hours at a minimum-wage job” and to instead connect with a “generous benefactor” who might provide valuable networks and introductions.“Why hope for financial aid when you can guarantee it with a sugar daddy? “Student loans lead to endless debt, which amounts to more than a new graduate can handle.When Megan, 23, was planning her move to NYU in August 2012 for a grad-school program, she knew it wasn’t going to be cheap. Megan put up a profile even before she’d touched down in the city and was invited out by a 47-year-old lawyer.She worried over the phone to a friend about the costs of living and joked that maybe she’d use a dating site to score a few free meals in her new, expensive city. She spent one of her first nights in the city enjoying fancy sushi and cocktails, and it pulled back the curtain on the privileged world of moneyed Manhattan. It felt just like a normal relationship.” Megan collected an estimated $20,000 from her sugar daddy before they ended the relationship on amicable terms. Here’s what I’m offering if you’re interested.” On college campuses across New York, young women are being lured into a world where sex and money intermingle. “Prostitution is black and white; it’s just an exchange of sex for money,” says Angela Jacob Bermudo, public-relations manager for Seeking Arrangement, which encases its matchmaking service in a cloud of euphemisms.When I joined my first sugar daddy dating website five years ago, it wasn’t to find someone to help pay the bills or provide me with a shopping allowance.
It was because of an innocent penchant for the older man.
She made an account, and after finishing it off with a profile picture of herself, hundreds of people began messaging her.
She dates a variety of men — black, white, short, tall, young, old. This is a job — one that’s helping her cover the costs of attending the flagship institution of the state of Georgia and pursuing her hopes of becoming a nurse.“I just have to keep telling myself, ‘There’s nothing wrong with you,’” she said. Right now, this is what you have to do to get through school.’”There are rules It’s not a crime to sugar date.
A quick Google search led her to Seeking Arrangement.com, an online site that connects well-heeled benefactors, otherwise known as sugar daddies, with lesser-off “sugar babies,” and specifically targets Megan’s demographic: college students over their heads in debt.
“I was skeptical at first about it because I was like, this is like the kind of thing that could attract a lot of creeps, but [it was] actually really nice.” A few dates later — and only two weeks in — she found a 40-something finance professional offering to pay her $1,000 every 10 days, in exchange for her company at dinner, over drinks and on occasional weekend trips. “I never felt pressured to do anything I didn’t want to do,” Megan says. Her goal is to graduate debt-free, though she concedes that’s unlikely to happen; yearly tuition for her program at NYU is $68,000, and with cost of living, it’s nearly $100,000. I haven’t been really able to attack the principal amount on my loan.” Her current arrangement with another sugar daddy is for $300 each week. I’m glad that I’m not in the position to have to bring that up. it’s always the same, what brought you to this site? But instead of johns and tricks, here it’s “dates” and “arrangements.” If that sounds like prostitution, well . “On Seeking Arrangement, people are coming to find their ideal relationship. These men are shelling out $3,000 a month for a sugar baby.
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