On one hand, he said, these relationships remind the men of a more carefree time in their own lives.
“And there are other guys that will have an ongoing relationship in which they’ll say, ‘OK, I’ll give you an allowance and you can put this toward whatever your needs are.’ ” The average monthly “allowance” sugar daddies on the site said they shell out is ,000, according to Seeking So what do these “sugar daddies” get in return for all their generosity? It’s obviously on the table, says Cervantes, but there are other motivations.By crosschecking users’ photos with those on and Backpage.com, as well as monitoring conversations between members, Wade says he is able to weed out the escorts posting on his site.Atlanta-based criminal defense attorney Bernard Brody said there’s no crime in paying someone solely for his or her companionship.“You have some guys who like to spoil and pamper their women by taking them out to nice dinners, buying them gifts.
Some maybe help with the utility bills or take them on trips,” Pasternack added.
“I thought this would be a good way for me to have a relationship with someone and also make it, as these sites all say, mutually beneficial.” Cervantes is just one of many students who’ve sought out sugar daddies online in a time of need.
Dating site Seeking Arrangement.com, which connects wealthy men with women looking for financial support, reports that coeds made up 44% of the site’s total users in 2012.
“They can take things away and limit the amount of money they’re going to spend on the young lady.
They can steer (the relationship) into any direction they want to.” Though Mackey says she’s not ashamed of her unconventional part-time job, she doesn’t make a habit of telling everyone about it.
With tuition on the rise, that number will likely continue to climb.