New York – A popular hook-up website is bragging that Big Apple co-eds are using their service more than ever to connect with “sugar daddies,” trading a little “comfort” for up to $3,000 a month.
According to sugar-daddy dating service SeekingArrangement.com, New York City University co-eds account for a recent spike in the site’s membership, with more than 300 young, nubile students joining last year seeking a “mutually beneficial” situation with rich, older men. According to the New York Post, this represents a 154 percent jump over 2011.
The site has also seen hundreds more new members from Columbia, Cornell and Syracuse universities.
“I’ll admit that I’ve thought about doing something like that,” said a Columbia junior who gave only her first name, Karen. “It would be easier in some ways than working, taking classes and then spending years paying back loans.”
A spokeswoman for the site said that the average co-ed “sugar baby” receives an average of $3,000 a month in allowances and gifts from her sugar daddy, which is more than enough to cover tuition and living expenses at most schools.
In New York City, sugar babies can earn as much as $4,000 a month.
One former NYU student said that he personally knew three co-eds who had sugar daddies, one of which went to Madrid to study for a semester. “He funded her tuition, paid for her housing, gave her spending money and paid for her airfare,” he said. “She told her parents she got a scholarship. They had no idea.”
Oh no, student loans are so expensive. We agree with MSN Now. “This website may appeal to cash-strapped students as something fun and new, but to us, it seems like nothing more than the world’s oldest profession.”