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More UC Davis Students Using 'Sugar Daddies' to Pay for School (VIDEO)

What do you think of the trend, and the fact that UC Davis's membership is on the rise?

 

UC Davis is one of the fastest growing "sugar baby" schools in the country, according to SeekingArrangement.com, a social website that connects students with "sugar daddies" -- older men who provide them money to help pay for college.

SeekingArrangement.com describes itself as a site for mutually beneficial arrangements and mutually beneficial relationships. Tells us what you think below this story. 

Hundreds of students from UC Davis and UC Berkeley are currently members of the website.

UC Davis experienced a 220 percent increase in registration on the site, ranking the school among the "fastest growing sugar baby schools of 2012," according to a press release. UC Berkley experienced 67 percent growth.  

College student memberships on SeekingArrangement.com as a whole increased by 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," wrote spokesperson Angela Jacob Bermudo in an email to Patch. 

The Huffington Post reported on this trend back in 2011, profiling elderly men who use the site for sex and companionship, and the women who said they "never thought it would come to this."

What do you think of the trend, and the fact that UC Davis's membership is on the rise? 

rita metermaid January 16, 2013 at 02:19 AM
Our culture has reached an all time low....partnering education with prostitution. So very sad.
Truth Seeker January 16, 2013 at 09:31 AM
A lot of students' tuition money is going into the pocket of Richard Blum, a UC Regent. Does that mean he is a real pimp?
Elisa Allechant January 16, 2013 at 05:34 PM
As student and single mom with over $50K in student loan debt and working 2 jobs, this SICKENS ME. It's sad that these men are taking advantage of these young women who lack adult perspective, and it's sad that even state school is so expensive that a woman would choose to do this. I made choices in my youth that I wish I had known better to make, and I can say with certainty that I'd rather work my way out of debt with an honest job than live the rest of my life knowing I "earned" my education selling my sexuality (whether they have sex with their sugar daddy or not) to lonely men who make inappropriate choices. This kind of crap encourages people to think that pretty women only achieve things because they are pretty. Way to go, Ladies, you're doing so much to encourage equality for women.
MrsC January 16, 2013 at 06:52 PM
Elisa Allechant, I'm curious to know where you get the "pretty" aspect. I didn't read anything about looks in the article. It would be safe to assume that there would be many different versions of what might be attractive. What you might deem "pretty" is only your version. I have mine, others have theirs. Prostituting yourself out for school expenses has more to do with behavior. Likewise, pimping college students makes me think of not-so-attractive men and again has everything to do with behavior.
Elisa Allechant January 16, 2013 at 07:03 PM
Mrs C, I have read this article and watched this video as well as having explored the SugarDaddy website both today and a few years ago when I heard a different story about this website. I can assure you, the majority of women getting clients thru this website are "pretty", as in thin, symmetrical, well coiffed, and made-up. That's what I mean by "pretty."
Jill January 19, 2013 at 03:07 AM
I don't know why people are even surprised by things like this. I take $20,000 in loans every year, and I'm hoping to get my PhD. It starts to look pretty grim when you're 19 and already so far in debt the numbers don't seem real. I'm not about to sell myself to pay off loans, but the thought is almost tempting.
Richard Moore January 21, 2013 at 03:35 AM
Shame on both sides if there is a quid pro quo. If an older person simply wants to help a younger person get through school with financial aid and expects nothing in return other than the young person's success.- there is no problem.
jannatann January 23, 2013 at 12:12 AM
I totally agree with rita metermaid. There is no other definition. Prostitution is simply an exchange of money for sexual services, regardless of what the money is for.
Roberto May 10, 2013 at 03:26 PM
I'm with you Richard. Financial aid with benefits. A win win.
Smorty January 16, 2014 at 11:20 AM
SeekingArrangement.com, Mustang Ranch, walking the street ... they are all forms of prostitution.

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