Students turn to sugar daddies for funding

Evesham Journal: Fifty-one University of Worcester students have signed up to a website to find sugar daddies Fifty-one University of Worcester students have signed up to a website to find sugar daddies

HARD up University of Worcester students struggling to pay tuition fees and living costs are turning to "sugar daddy" websites to help fund their studies, it has been claimed.

SeekingArrangement.com revealed 51 students from the city's university had signed up to the dating website giving it the dubious accolade of being the 19th fastest growing sugar baby school in the country.

And while it claimed there was "nothing seedy" about the service which matches young women to wealthy men, a University of Worcester spokeswoman said it did not endorse the site and worried for the safety of students who signed up.

The spokeswoman said: "All of our students are adults over the age of 18 but we would encourage them to think very carefully about which opportunities they choose to take to fund their time at university.

"We would urge students to consider the implications of subscribing to websites such as these, including consideration of the issue of personal safety.

"The University of Worcester does not promote or endorse this kind of activity, in the same way that it does not endorse pay day loans.

"Students who find themselves in financial difficulty should instead turn to the university’s own Student Support Service."

While SeekingArrangement.com claimed sugar daddies enjoyed being "benefactors, mentors or sponsors", the sugar babies could expect on average a £5,000 monthly allowance.

Though some may be sceptical, a spokeswoman said sex was not part of the arrangement between the couples.

"There is no seedy element to the site. What we have created is a quality and safe dating platform for the sugar daddy/sugar baby community.

"Arrangements are mutually beneficial relationships in which financial assistance and mentorship are exchanged for the ideal relationship.Sex is not part of this arrangement.

"In fact, soliciting on the site is strictly prohibited and immediate grounds for being kicked off the site. Escorts are not allowed on the site."

Brandon Wade, founder and CEO, said the American-based website had seen a boom in young women signing up to meet wealthy men since the hike in tuition fees took effect in 2012.

Mr Wade said: “Why hope for financial aid when you can guarantee it with a sugar daddy?

“The student loans lead to endless debt which amounts to more than the average graduate who earns £21,000 can handle.

"Sugar daddies provide real solutions to the problem of student debts.

“We are not only helping students achieve financial freedom but also indirectly relieving the government from the burden of unpaid loans.”

But the university said as students are fully eligible for the UK Government's student grant, fee waiver and loan support package, the vast majority of students would not have to find the money to fund their education before they attend university.

"Students also don’t need to pay a penny until they have left the course and are earning a good salary.

"There are loans and grants available to most students to cover tuition fees and cost of living expenses.

"The university is committed to supporting students who want to earn extra money, providing opportunities, through our Earn as you Learn scheme, which allow students to take on part-time roles at the university and elsewhere."

As of January 2013, there were a total of 155,000 sugar babies and 14,000 sugar daddies in the UK with students making up 42 per cent of the website's membership.

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12:11pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Vox populi says...

Whoa, 5k a month?

Thats a lot of lap dances in Lowesmoor.....
Whoa, 5k a month? Thats a lot of lap dances in Lowesmoor..... Vox populi
  • Score: 3

12:29pm Tue 28 Jan 14

WorcsBornandBred says...

At the end of the day, if I could find a 'sugar daddy' to fund my lifestyle, I would! I say milk all the idiotic men who are prepared to do this! Most of them will have wives and families, and the men supporting this deserve all that's coming to them!

Fabulous!
At the end of the day, if I could find a 'sugar daddy' to fund my lifestyle, I would! I say milk all the idiotic men who are prepared to do this! Most of them will have wives and families, and the men supporting this deserve all that's coming to them! Fabulous! WorcsBornandBred
  • Score: 0

4:18pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Nikrem says...

Nice of you to advertise it
Nice of you to advertise it Nikrem
  • Score: 7

10:51am Wed 29 Jan 14

liketoknow says...

'mutually beneficial?
'mutually beneficial? liketoknow
  • Score: 1

1:26pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Vox populi says...

WorcsBornandBred wrote:
At the end of the day, if I could find a 'sugar daddy' to fund my lifestyle, I would! I say milk all the idiotic men who are prepared to do this! Most of them will have wives and families, and the men supporting this deserve all that's coming to them! Fabulous!
I'd re read what you wrote, or I have a very bad mind.
[quote][p][bold]WorcsBornandBred[/bold] wrote: At the end of the day, if I could find a 'sugar daddy' to fund my lifestyle, I would! I say milk all the idiotic men who are prepared to do this! Most of them will have wives and families, and the men supporting this deserve all that's coming to them! Fabulous![/p][/quote]I'd re read what you wrote, or I have a very bad mind. Vox populi
  • Score: 4

2:55pm Wed 29 Jan 14

old misery says...

I bet there will be a few "mature students"signing up to this now they have been alerted
I bet there will be a few "mature students"signing up to this now they have been alerted old misery
  • Score: 2

3:05pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Vagslimer says...

Is the woman in the photo looking? I can spare her about £10 a month for her!
Is the woman in the photo looking? I can spare her about £10 a month for her! Vagslimer
  • Score: 2

5:34pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Vagslimer says...

Vagslimer wrote:
Is the woman in the photo looking? I can spare her about £10 a month for her!
She'll have to work though. Cleaning and cooking etc.
[quote][p][bold]Vagslimer[/bold] wrote: Is the woman in the photo looking? I can spare her about £10 a month for her![/p][/quote]She'll have to work though. Cleaning and cooking etc. Vagslimer
  • Score: 1

5:49pm Wed 29 Jan 14

WorcsBornandBred says...

Vox populi wrote:
WorcsBornandBred wrote:
At the end of the day, if I could find a 'sugar daddy' to fund my lifestyle, I would! I say milk all the idiotic men who are prepared to do this! Most of them will have wives and families, and the men supporting this deserve all that's coming to them! Fabulous!
I'd re read what you wrote, or I have a very bad mind.
You have a very bad mind! ;-)
[quote][p][bold]Vox populi[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WorcsBornandBred[/bold] wrote: At the end of the day, if I could find a 'sugar daddy' to fund my lifestyle, I would! I say milk all the idiotic men who are prepared to do this! Most of them will have wives and families, and the men supporting this deserve all that's coming to them! Fabulous![/p][/quote]I'd re read what you wrote, or I have a very bad mind.[/p][/quote]You have a very bad mind! ;-) WorcsBornandBred
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11:50am Thu 30 Jan 14

The Curious Kumquat says...

Can't quite run to £5k a month but I can see the mutual benefits.

I don't think you'd go into this if you had a wife / family. More the well off bachelor / playboy type who wants a trophy girlfriend on his arm whilst out an about. For £5k a month you'd want it to be a full time arrangement i.e. live in.
Can't quite run to £5k a month but I can see the mutual benefits. I don't think you'd go into this if you had a wife / family. More the well off bachelor / playboy type who wants a trophy girlfriend on his arm whilst out an about. For £5k a month you'd want it to be a full time arrangement i.e. live in. The Curious Kumquat
  • Score: 1

4:12pm Thu 30 Jan 14

liketoknow says...

The Curious Kumquat wrote:
Can't quite run to £5k a month but I can see the mutual benefits.

I don't think you'd go into this if you had a wife / family. More the well off bachelor / playboy type who wants a trophy girlfriend on his arm whilst out an about. For £5k a month you'd want it to be a full time arrangement i.e. live in.
there's a name for that.
[quote][p][bold]The Curious Kumquat[/bold] wrote: Can't quite run to £5k a month but I can see the mutual benefits. I don't think you'd go into this if you had a wife / family. More the well off bachelor / playboy type who wants a trophy girlfriend on his arm whilst out an about. For £5k a month you'd want it to be a full time arrangement i.e. live in.[/p][/quote]there's a name for that. liketoknow
  • Score: 3

4:19pm Thu 30 Jan 14

old misery says...

liketoknow wrote:
The Curious Kumquat wrote:
Can't quite run to £5k a month but I can see the mutual benefits.

I don't think you'd go into this if you had a wife / family. More the well off bachelor / playboy type who wants a trophy girlfriend on his arm whilst out an about. For £5k a month you'd want it to be a full time arrangement i.e. live in.
there's a name for that.
Yes Housekeeper
[quote][p][bold]liketoknow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Curious Kumquat[/bold] wrote: Can't quite run to £5k a month but I can see the mutual benefits. I don't think you'd go into this if you had a wife / family. More the well off bachelor / playboy type who wants a trophy girlfriend on his arm whilst out an about. For £5k a month you'd want it to be a full time arrangement i.e. live in.[/p][/quote]there's a name for that.[/p][/quote]Yes Housekeeper old misery
  • Score: 3

6:31pm Thu 30 Jan 14

JaxiB66 says...

Bit seedy really, rather Victorian - rich benefactor keeps his, shall we say lady friend, in the lap of luxury either in his private apartments or in the best room in the top house of ill repute - services required as and when until he tires of her. I really don't believe that "services" would not be expected in return for funding. a rich man would have no problem attracting women and does not need to go to such lengths to have someone pretty draped on his arm to show off, so I'd say there would be a power thing going on, something of an "I own her" sort of attitude involved. Seedy.
Bit seedy really, rather Victorian - rich benefactor keeps his, shall we say lady friend, in the lap of luxury either in his private apartments or in the best room in the top house of ill repute - services required as and when until he tires of her. I really don't believe that "services" would not be expected in return for funding. a rich man would have no problem attracting women and does not need to go to such lengths to have someone pretty draped on his arm to show off, so I'd say there would be a power thing going on, something of an "I own her" sort of attitude involved. Seedy. JaxiB66
  • Score: 5

6:41pm Thu 30 Jan 14

madamebadham says...

This isn't exactly new is it? Oldest profession in the world! Whether you are having sex or not you are marketing and selling yourself for financial gain.
I don't have a problem with it as such.
I do however hope that these girls stay safe. Mentally and physically.
This isn't exactly new is it? Oldest profession in the world! Whether you are having sex or not you are marketing and selling yourself for financial gain. I don't have a problem with it as such. I do however hope that these girls stay safe. Mentally and physically. madamebadham
  • Score: 4

7:09pm Thu 30 Jan 14

iamthebinman says...

Ideal if they are studying French politics!
Ideal if they are studying French politics! iamthebinman
  • Score: 1

7:13pm Thu 30 Jan 14

presterjohn says...

£5000 per month? I could sponsor an African village and a full set of endangered species for that kind of money and I would get a letter once a month from each of them to find out how they were doing!
£5000 per month? I could sponsor an African village and a full set of endangered species for that kind of money and I would get a letter once a month from each of them to find out how they were doing! presterjohn
  • Score: 0

11:03am Fri 31 Jan 14

liketoknow says...

presterjohn wrote:
£5000 per month? I could sponsor an African village and a full set of endangered species for that kind of money and I would get a letter once a month from each of them to find out how they were doing!
now there's an idea! send them to Africa and bring the endangered species here.
[quote][p][bold]presterjohn[/bold] wrote: £5000 per month? I could sponsor an African village and a full set of endangered species for that kind of money and I would get a letter once a month from each of them to find out how they were doing![/p][/quote]now there's an idea! send them to Africa and bring the endangered species here. liketoknow
  • Score: 1

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