College students are trying prostitution to pay off student loans (and credit card debt), reports the Huffington Post. Young “sugar babies” seek older “sugar daddies” (or “mommies”) through various online sites.
Over the past few years, the number of college students using our site has exploded,” says Brandon Wade, the 41-year-old founder of Seeking Arrangement. Of the site’s approximately 800,000 members, Wade estimates that 35 percent are students.
The site places pop-up ads that appear when someone types “tuition help” or “financial aid” into a search engine. College sugar baby membership has increased from 38,303 in 2007 to 179,906 this year. There are 10 “babies” for every “daddy.”
New York University ranks first in sugar babies with 498 signed up; Harvard University ranks ninth with 231. Let’s hope they all signed up as a joke and this is one of those phony trend stories.
British students should be able to sell a kidney to pay off student loans, says a Scottish professor.