Americans owe more than $1.3 trillion to the federal government and private lenders for borrowing money to go to college. That’s more than two and a half times what they owed a decade ago, according to Pew, and it’s thanks to higher-than-ever enrollment numbers and rising college tuition costs.
The student debt crisis in the US has gotten so bad, there’s a growing group of young women — and some men — who are taking an unconventional approach to paying for college. Christina, a 29-year-old Sugar Baby and MBA student living in Las Vegas, talked to Business Insider about her experience. She’s received over $90,000 for education-related costs.
Through dating websites like SeekingArrangement.com, Sugar Babies, as they’re called, partner up with wealthy, often older, men who want to spend money on them.
Some 2.5 million Sugar Babies identified as students in 2016 on SeekingArrangement.com. Many of these Sugar Babies turned to the site to find someone who will pay for their education so they can graduate debt, and worry, free.
This form of prostitution is more palatable because it is wrapped inside a dating experience. The women are often taken on dates, bought gifts, before sexual intercourse takes place. They are also on tap to answer calls at any time at the request of the sugar daddy. Feminism has created a new beast. Independent? Not really? Women still needing men without the connection and commitment of marriage, but now relegated to a human barbie doll.