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Website hooks students up with “sugar daddies”

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A dating website offers young women — who it calls Sugar Babies — the opportunity to meet up with wealthy older men —- a.k.a. Sugar Daddies.

SeekingArrangement.com is especially popular with students who have school debt, Brandon Wade, the site’s founder told WCBV Boston.

“Out of brutal honesty, [users of the website] form mutually beneficial relationships,” Wade explained, adding that it’s not a prostiution site.

But on the homepage, young women are told to sign up if  they “seek a generous Benefactor to pamper, mentor and take care of you — perhaps to help you financially?” And older men (and women) are told they might find, “someone special to spoil… perhaps a secret lover? student?…”

The form required to sign up as a Sugar Daddy asks suitors to provide “the dollar amount you can can afford to contribute to your Sugar Baby — i.e., money you would either give as an allowance to help with bills OR tuition, OR any other forms of pampering such as gifts, travel, OR meals…”

One female student (who would not be named) told WCBV Boston that she received messages from about 50 different men after signing up and many offered her tuition money in exchange for for sex.