Tuesday, January 15, 2013

'Dating Website' aka Prostitution: Pay for College

Brandon Wade, a modern-day "pimp," has created a website to enable a "mutually beneficial relationship" between wealthy men and college girls in need of funds to pay tuition and expenses. The internet entrepreneur says that the website is simply a means for people to meet -- what the consensual parties choose to exchange is their own affair.
"If it's helping people pay for school these days with crazy tuition costs ... whatever."
-- Janna McClure, student at University of North Carolina Upstate
Is this really worthy for "higher education?"

For background, read
Young Virgin Sale Yields Only a Few Grand and also read Obama Enables Pornographers, Says Santorum as well as Los Angeles Votes for Mandatory Porn Safe-sex with Inspections

UPDATE 2/4/13 - Chicago CBS WBBM-TV2 Interview with Sugar Baby (video):

-- From "Coeds turning to 'sugar daddies' to pay tuition" by Paul Bedard, The Washington Examiner 1/14/13

The ever-soaring price of college tuition, coupled with a similar jump in student loan debt, has a record number of female coeds turning to "sugar daddies" to help pay for their education and lifestyle, according to a website that links "sugar babies" with "sugar daddies."

The site, SeekingArrangement.com, said that the number of women joining the sight jumped 58 percent last year. . . . "the average college sugar baby receives approximately $3,000 per month to cover the cost of tuition, books and living expenses."

The site claims two million members. In 2011, college students comprised 40% of the members. But after the 58 percent jump last year, they now total 44 percent.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Keeping Up With Being Kept" by Ruth Padawer, New York Times 4/10/09

. . . They’re not searching for longtime soul mates; they want no-strings-attached “arrangements” that trade in society’s most valued currencies: wealth, youth and beauty. In the cheesy lexicon of the site, they are “sugar daddies” and “sugar babies.”

There’s the 18-year-old from France asking for $5,000 to $10,000 a month from “a mentor who can provide me with the finer things in life and keep me happy!” And the 49-year-old investor from upstate New York willing to pay $5,000 a month for a “daytime playmate” for “intense connection without commitment.” Critics say the site is at best a convenience store for adulterers and at worst a virtual brothel . . .

This abundance of possibility is part of what the site is selling, along with fantasy. Some of these men — especially those shopping for women half their age — are digging deep into their pockets to pay for an illusion: that despite their receding hairlines and wattled skin, they’re still enchanting enough to charm pretty young women. One image on the site features a dazed, graying man doted on by two barely clad attendants — a caricature of an already caricatured relationship. But this marketing spin doesn’t capture the nuances of the relationships that often develop between the “daddies” and the “babies” who meet on the site — relationships that can turn out to be more complicated than even the members themselves expect. Men may use money as a way to buy themselves out of the normal obligations of romance, like accommodating a woman’s emotional needs as much as their own. But despite the power and security that the money buys, it can also undercut the very ego it’s intended to boost.

To read the entire story of sorted affairs in the article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Seeking Arrangement: College Students Using 'Sugar Daddies' To Pay Off Loan Debt" by Amanda M. Fairbanks, Huffington Post 7/31/11

Saddled with piles of student debt and a job-scarce, lackluster economy, current college students and recent graduates are selling themselves to pursue a diploma or pay down their loans. An increasing number, according to the owners of websites that broker such hook-ups, have taken to the web in search of online suitors or wealthy benefactors who, in exchange for sex, companionship, or both, might help with the bills.

Enter the sugar daddy, sugar baby phenomenon. This particular dynamic preceded the economic meltdown, of course. Rich guys well past their prime have been plunking down money for thousands of years in search of a tryst or something more with women half their age -- and women, willingly or not, have made themselves available. With the whole process going digital, women passing through a system of higher education that fosters indebtedness are using the anonymity of the web to sell their wares and pay down their college loans.

[Website owner Brandon] Wade rewards students who use a .edu email address to register on Seeking Arrangement by automatically upgrading their free, basic membership to a premium membership, allowing them to send unlimited free messages and granting them exclusive access to the site's cadre of VIP sugar daddies. The site also includes a complimentary stamp on student profiles, certifying them as a "college sugar baby."

To read the entire story of sorted affairs in the article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Website: Temple women near top in seeking ‘sugar daddies’" posted at Philadelphia Inquirer 1/14/13

"The population of college Sugar Babies in Pennsylvania has steadily increased every year, with Temple leading all major universities this year," site founder Brandon Wade said in a statement. "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."

The following is the list of top 20 fastest growing "Sugar Baby" schools, determined by number of new sign-ups in 2012, according to SeekingArrangement.com:
1. Georgia State University – 292 (#11 in 2011)
2. New York University – 285 (#1 in 2011)
3. Temple University – 268 (#5 in 2011)
4. University of Central Florida – 221 (#14 in 2011)
5. University of Southern Florida – 212 (#7 in 2011)
6. Arizona State University – 204 (#8 in 2011)
7. Florida International University - 187
8. University of Georgia – 148 (#2 in 2011)
9. Indiana University – 123 (#17 in 2011)
10. Texas State - 131
11. Kent State University – 128 (#15 in 2011)
12. Penn State – 121 (#13 in 2011)
13. University of North Texas - 112
14. Florida State University - 111
15.Tulane University – 109 (#4 in 2011)
16. Michigan State University – 108 (#9 in 2011)
17. University of Ohio - 103
18. Columbia University - 100
To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Georgia State ranked as fastest growing ‘Sugar Baby’ college" by Laura Diamond, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 1/14/13

Why take out a college loan when you can ask a Sugar Daddy for tuition money?

“Georgia State prides itself on fostering an enterprising and entrepreneurial spirit among its students,” said Don Hale, vice president for public relations and marketing communications. “We are surely surprised to see it manifested in this way by these women.”

Half of the top 20 colleges are schools in the South. Talk about Southern hospitality.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "ASU, UA see boom in 'sugar babies'" by Jim Cross, KTAR-92.3FM (Phoenix, AZ) 1/14/13

"Instead of taking take away from school and studying with a job to pay for the cost, they're seeing sugar daddies as a viable option," said Angela Jacob Bermudo with the site.

"The men are showing the college students what their time is worth to them by taking care of them and pampering them and the women spoil them back," she said. "I would say it's the ideal relationship."

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Growing Number of UMSL Coeds Seeking Sugar Daddies to Pay Tuition" posted at KMOX-1120AM (St. Louis, MO) 1/14/13

The University of Missouri – St. Louis is ranked as number 33 on a list of college campuses where female students are getting help from so-called Sugar Daddies to pay their tuition.

KMOX contacted the Missouri Attorney General’s Office. They’re not aware of the situation or SeekingArrangement.com.

UMSL spokesman Bob Samples says they have no way to verify the claims that UMSL students are involved.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

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