Unacceptable: What some young women say the economy is driving them to do

posted at 6:45 pm on August 9, 2011 by Tina Korbe

“Desperate” doesn’t even begin to describe this. “Prostitution” comes much, much closer. In a recent Huffington Post article, Amanda Fairbanks chronicles the rise of “Sugar Daddy” social media sites, like SeekingArrangement.com, SugarDaddyMeet.com and SeekingTuition.com, along with the lifestyle choices of the women responsible for that rise:

Saddled with piles of student debt and a job-scarce, lackluster economy, current college students and recent graduates are selling themselves to pursue a diploma or pay down their loans. An increasing number, according to the the owners of websites that broker such hook-ups, have taken to the web in search of online suitors or wealthy benefactors who, in exchange for sex, companionship, or both, might help with the bills.

The past few years have taken an especially brutal toll on the plans and expectations of 20-somethings. As unemployment rates tick steadily higher, starting salaries have plummeted. Meanwhile, according to Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, a professor of psychology at Clark University, about 85 percent of the class of 2011 will likely move back in with their parents during some period of their post-college years, compared with 40 percent a decade ago.

Besides moving back home, many 20-somethings are beginning their adult lives shouldering substantial amounts of student loan debt. According to Mark Kantrowitz, who publishes the financial aid websites Fastweb.com and Finaid.org, while the average 2011 graduate finished school with about $27,200 in debt, many are straining to pay off significantly greater loans.

Enter the sugar daddy, sugar baby phenomenon. This particular dynamic preceded the economic meltdown, of course. Rich guys well past their prime have been plunking down money for thousands of years in search of a tryst or something more with women half their age — and women, willingly or not, have made themselves available. With the whole process going digital, women passing through a system of higher education that fosters indebtedness are using the anonymity of the web to sell their wares and pay down their college loans.

When I happened across a headline about this phenomenon yesterday on the Fox Business News website, I made a note to research it further. Truthfully, I expected sob stories — tales of split-penny, ashamed young women sheepishly seeking the patronage of an older man. I thought unemployment might factor in somewhere. In short, I assumed the success of these sites depended on a Fantine-esque fable of abandonment, factory work and misstaken firings. Naive me.

Nope — what appears to actually be going on here is even more depressing than that. It’s a story of young, successful gals who’ve made a series of inelegant decisions — first, to pursue educations they couldn’t afford, then, to sell themselves to pay down debts and, finally, to blame the economy for choices they’d most likely have been comfortable making anyway. The key paragraphs in Fairbanks’ admirably thorough report come near the end:

As two enterprising anthropology undergraduates at George Washington University, Elizabeth Nistico and Samuel Schall tackled the phenomenon of sugar daddy culture for a recent school project. Schall studied young, gay sugar babies, and Nistico explored the straight scene. Of their study’s 100 participants, more than half said the money they received financed their education. On average, the relationships lasted between three and four months.

Nistico found that some of the sugar babies used the excuse of the economic downturn for behavior she thinks they would still have otherwise condoned. “We concluded that people who say they have a sugar daddy to pay off their loans are people who would already contemplate being in that relationship if the economy was doing just fine,” says Nistico, whose subjects frequently mentioned the recession, a bad economy or debt as motivating factors in their decisions.

Admittedly, the sugar daddy phenomenon does point to a few important problems for which society at large is at least partially culpable, from the eduction bubble that led to absurdly high college tuition rates … to the sexual economics that have so lowered the price of sex that it might actually be more self-respecting for a girl to seek payment from a sugar daddy than to repeatedly give herself away for free … to the policy decisions that created the abysmal economy that makes this seem, by some accounts, less unacceptable than it otherwise would be. But, in the end, the “sugar babies” themselves bear responsibility for what they’re doing.

These women happen to be just about my age, which means, even though they’re young, they’re adults. Perhaps if I hadn’t purposefully decided at age 18 to attend my state school on scholarship or at age 22 to forgo law school to work and save money precisely to forestall a life situation in which the demands of student loan debt exceeded my income, I’d be in more of a mood to make excuses for my fellow females. But the quotes from several of these sugar babies smack of an entitlement mentality. They’d like to be able to earn a Ph.D. in finance at the London School of Economics, please. To be able to eat Michelin-rated meals and take Travel-channel-worthy vacations, thank you very much. Wouldn’t we all?

Crises always reveal character — and what stories like this remind me of is that the fight for the nation’s economy is equally a fight for its culture. Will we return to personal responsibility and self-government? Or will we descend further into an entitlement-and-excuse-making mentality?

For sugar babies who fell into a trap of their own making, FBN’s Dr. Woody offers some timely and well-intentioned advice, but it’s relevant for us all as we consider ways to make ends meet in the midst of economic challenges:

Tap Family and Friends: In tough times always start with family and friends. We all have our own support networks and the time to tap them is when you are in need. Remember, those who really care about you will do what they can to get you moving in the right direction.

Gigging: When in a desperate financial situation, start thinking entrepreneurially and consider freelancing or starting your own business. In a previous article I wrote about the several ways one can cobble together a series of gigs to make ends meet while in transition. …

Although we are in desperate times, be [wary] of desperate measures. Richard Branson, chairman of the Virgin Group, recently told me that “there is always work that needs to be done” and for the recent grad “it’s a matter of figuring out what that work is.” If you are willing to open your eyes, the right opportunity will present itself.

But, first, we have to be willing to open our eyes.

Update: Just thought of this, too: What will these sugar babies do when the president taxes their millionaire and billionaire corporate-jet-owning sugar daddies into oblivion?

 

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Saddled with piles of student debt and a job-scarce, lackluster economy, current college students and recent graduates are selling themselves to pursue a diploma or pay down their loans.

Well, that explains crr6′s absence as of late.

cue del dolemonte…crr6? are you better off now than you were a few years ago? /

ted c on August 9, 2011 at 6:47 PM

Gigging

Gigging is the practice of hunting fish or small game with a gig or similar multi-pronged spear. Commonly harvested wildlife include freshwater suckers, saltwater flounder, and small game, such as frogs. A gig can refer to any long pole which has been tipped with a multi-pronged spear. The gig pole ranges in length from 8 to 14 feet for fish gigs and 5 to 8 feet for frog gigs. A gig typically has three or four barbed tines similar to a trident; however gigs can be made with any number of tines.

ted c on August 9, 2011 at 6:49 PM

What? No picture of a Sugar Daddy?

portlandon on August 9, 2011 at 6:49 PM

Nothing new here aside from the technology by which it’s done.

angryed on August 9, 2011 at 6:49 PM

Why don’t they just run for office? Or go into journalism?

Tony737 on August 9, 2011 at 6:49 PM

Is this any different than a politican ?

William Amos on August 9, 2011 at 6:49 PM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gigging

ted c on August 9, 2011 at 6:49 PM

My understanding of Sugar Daddy comes from the 1980′s so must be way out of date, but a sugar daddy was not getting no sex, it more of payment for flirting than sex and once the sex started the sugar daddy relationship collapsed, as it was always the dream of the encounter that fed it, not the actual encounters.

astonerii on August 9, 2011 at 6:50 PM

ted c: I couldn’t have said it better myself…

Khun Joe on August 9, 2011 at 6:50 PM

Besides moving back home, many 20-somethings are beginning their adult lives shouldering substantial amounts of student loan debt.

I thought this was the era of being a grownup?

I guess being grown up is never going to happen. Oh wait 40 yr old men children./

upinak on August 9, 2011 at 6:51 PM

Crises always reveal character — and what stories like this remind me of is that the fight for the nation’s economy is equally a fight for its culture.

or lack thereof….

you don’t hear stories like these coming out of the depression. You hear the ones about how a kids dad or mom pulled themselves up by their bootstraps, tightened their belts, raised chickens and became an entrepreneur or something. Not some low-down, hoe-down…

ted c on August 9, 2011 at 6:51 PM


Crises always reveal character — and what stories like this remind me of is that the fight for the nation’s economy is equally a fight for its culture. Will we return to personal responsibility and self-government? Or will we descend further into an entitlement-and-excuse-making mentality?

Are we talking about the London riots?

Tony737 on August 9, 2011 at 6:51 PM

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/12/magazine/12sugardaddies-t.html?pagewanted=all

Sugar babies outnumber daddies 10 to 1, Wade says, providing what one sugar daddy called “the best fishing hole I ever fished in.”

William Amos on August 9, 2011 at 6:51 PM

Sadly, we are going to see more stories like this until the student loan bubble bursts. I’m not defending what they are doing, but the higher education scam is indefensible as well.

athenanyc on August 9, 2011 at 6:52 PM

As a man, I demand equal opportunities, and equal pay for equal work. The Obama administration must fix this injustice.

No student loan relief for being a male whore, no peace!

swamp_yankee on August 9, 2011 at 6:52 PM

This article needs pictures.

meci on August 9, 2011 at 6:52 PM

What will these sugar babies do when the president taxes their millionaire and billionaire corporate-jet-owning sugar daddies into oblivion?

They’ll become the next wave of welfare dependents

Kini on August 9, 2011 at 6:53 PM

society at large is at least partially culpable, from the education bubble that led to absurdly high college tuition rates

so, is Obama fueling the sugar baby/daddy relationships by calling for the peeps to go back to skoo?

ted c on August 9, 2011 at 6:53 PM

Stop it girls! Tina finds your behavior unacceptable!

DarkCurrent on August 9, 2011 at 6:54 PM

Come on, this is as old as Eve. The excuses may change, but not the behaviour.

OldEnglish on August 9, 2011 at 6:54 PM

and, in related news, polygamist Warren Jeffs was convicted today in San Angelo, TX.

what is heinous on one hand, is merely an ‘economic transaction’ on the other….

ted c on August 9, 2011 at 6:54 PM

Stop it girls! Tina finds your behavior unacceptable!

LOL

athenanyc on August 9, 2011 at 6:55 PM

I thought this was the era of being a grownup?

upinak on August 9, 2011 at 6:51 PM

At least until 26 years of age, then your Oblamagation expires.

Kini on August 9, 2011 at 6:55 PM

will Will Smith remake his tune “getting Jiggy with it” into “gettin’ Giggy with it?”

questions.

ted c on August 9, 2011 at 6:56 PM

Why don’t they just run for office?

- Tony737 on August 9, 2011 at 6:49 PM

Is this any different than a politican ?

- William Amos on August 9, 2011 at 6:49 PM

WONDERTWIN POWERS … ACTIVATE!

Tony737 on August 9, 2011 at 6:56 PM

A REAL whore is honest about what she does. These ‘sugar babies’ – not so much.

GarandFan on August 9, 2011 at 6:56 PM

Any comment from John F’n Kerry?

slickwillie2001 on August 9, 2011 at 6:58 PM

is this how Obama financed Columbia/Harvard?

jus askin/

ted c on August 9, 2011 at 6:59 PM

They’re doing what they gotta do. More power to em.

mythicknight on August 9, 2011 at 6:59 PM

Forget about Obama taxing the sugar daddies out of existence, what happens sugar daddy presents sugar baby with a form 1099 at the end of the year and she is forced to pay tax on that money.

crosspatch on August 9, 2011 at 7:00 PM

Hmm, where’s the picture? Just curious.

atxcowgirl on August 9, 2011 at 7:00 PM

Stop it girls! Tina finds your behavior unacceptable!

DarkCurrent on August 9, 2011 at 6:54 PM

How much does it cost to be a sugar daddy in China?

Good Solid B-Plus on August 9, 2011 at 7:02 PM

astonerii on August 9, 2011 at 6:50 PM

Sugar daddy is a term that’s been around a lot longer than me. I believe it originated somewhere between 1900 and 1920. It’s meaning was a wealthy older man who provided a younger woman with “Things” for companionship and sexual favors.

Oldnuke on August 9, 2011 at 7:02 PM

Stop it girls! Tina finds your behavior unacceptable!

DarkCurrent on August 9, 2011 at 6:54 PM

It’s not just Tina, sweetheart.
My son starts college in 2012.
I would rather he avoid college whores and skanks.

annoyinglittletwerp on August 9, 2011 at 7:04 PM

Excellent piece, Tina.

I must say it is nice to have a woman writing here.

rockmom on August 9, 2011 at 7:05 PM

Unacceptable:

they’re just objectivists.

sesquipedalian on August 9, 2011 at 7:06 PM

Is there a 30 day trial offer available?

faraway on August 9, 2011 at 7:06 PM

Update: Just thought of this, too: What will these sugar babies do when the president taxes their millionaire and billionaire corporate-jet-owning sugar daddies into oblivion?

London, Act II?

hillbillyjim on August 9, 2011 at 7:06 PM

Personally, I’ve never strived to be a sugar daddy, just a good ole “Sweet ‘n’ Low.” ;-)

TXUS on August 9, 2011 at 7:06 PM

This kind of gals have been doing this from day one. Men pay and gals do! You can do whatever, but men are going to find someone who will do what wiffeee will not. dc is full of these men and women! Some get caught, some don’t. Hope the antiobiotics are up to date for these?
L

letget on August 9, 2011 at 7:07 PM

My son starts college in 2012.
I would rather he avoid college whores and skanks.

annoyinglittletwerp on August 9, 2011 at 7:04 PM

hahahahahahahahaha

hohohohohohoho

faraway on August 9, 2011 at 7:07 PM

So this is what a 4 year, high cost, ivy league indoctrination gets you?

capejasmine on August 9, 2011 at 7:08 PM

I knew a sugar baby over 15 years ago. I could not get her to see that it was wrong. Naturaly, she was uninterested in any relationship that did not pay. By her own admission, her daddy probably had other babies. I wonder if she is happily married now?

AnotherOpinion on August 9, 2011 at 7:08 PM

How much does it cost to be a sugar daddy in China?

Good Solid B-Plus on August 9, 2011 at 7:02 PM

It’s getting to be expensive.

DarkCurrent on August 9, 2011 at 7:08 PM

I’m sure that all of these students who no doubt were big Obummer supporters are paying taxes on the income they get from their sugar daddies. After all the left loves to repeat that paying taxes is the greatest form of patriotism!

Wine_N_Dine on August 9, 2011 at 7:09 PM

Excellent piece, Tina.

I must say it is nice to have a woman writing here.

rockmom on August 9, 2011 at 7:05 PM

Agreed.

annoyinglittletwerp on August 9, 2011 at 7:09 PM

Will we return to personal responsibility and self-government? Or will we descend further into an entitlement-and-excuse-making mentality?

Hold on, are you endorsing sugar daddy websites? You seem somewhat jealous of these women and their extra income. Not sure I really understand this post and its many links to those websites.

bayam on August 9, 2011 at 7:09 PM

It’s not just Tina, sweetheart.
My son starts college in 2012.
I would rather he avoid college whores and skanks.

annoyinglittletwerp on August 9, 2011 at 7:04 PM

I don’t think he needs to worry, babe.

DarkCurrent on August 9, 2011 at 7:09 PM

No, it’s not close, it IS prostitution. No, the vice squad isn’t out tracking down these folks for perpetrating these private arrangements, and technically no law is being violated- at least in my jurisdiction. But make no mistake. It IS prostitution.

BTW, if there are any rich old bags out there, I’m available for one of these arrangements. Hey, Obama’s got this depression on. Granny can you spare a Mercedes?

JimP on August 9, 2011 at 7:09 PM

I wonder if the Sugar Babies can downgrade their daddies to AA+ too, if they don’t put out enough sugar??

jus wonderin’….

ted c on August 9, 2011 at 7:10 PM

It’s not just Tina, sweetheart.
My son starts college in 2012.
I would rather he avoid college whores and skanks.

annoyinglittletwerp on August 9, 2011 at 7:04 PM

Oh, don’t worry, most college girls aren’t looking for “sugar daddies.” Just a guy with a sixer of Natty Ice and some Cut/Copy tickets.

Good Solid B-Plus on August 9, 2011 at 7:10 PM

hahahahahahahahaha

hohohohohohoho

faraway on August 9, 2011 at 7:07 PM

An S.E. Cupp type would be fine.
&*()^$# like those ‘young ladies’ are a H*LL NO!

annoyinglittletwerp on August 9, 2011 at 7:11 PM

If true, then sad.

BillCarson on August 9, 2011 at 7:11 PM

And the 49-year-old investor from upstate New York willing to pay $5,000 a month for a “daytime playmate” for “intense connection without commitment.”

I’m willing to pay fifty cents a day plus room and board for a ‘daytime playmate’ to tend the survival vegetable garden. Bring your own gloves.

LegendHasIt on August 9, 2011 at 7:12 PM

Is it just me, or is there not a photo to this post?

carbon_footprint on August 9, 2011 at 7:12 PM

On average, the relationships lasted between three and four months.

That’s what they get for not planning ahead.

IIRC, there have been a couple of girls over the last year or two who have made the news because they got enough money auctioning off their virginities to pay for college.

malclave on August 9, 2011 at 7:14 PM

http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2011/08/09/photos-deconstructing-slutwalk/

sugar baby photos at this link/

ted c on August 9, 2011 at 7:15 PM

so, is Obama fueling the sugar baby/daddy relationships by calling for the peeps to go back to skoo?

ted c on August 9, 2011 at 6:53 PM

Yes it’s another Obama conspiracy to turn young women into sex slaves and generally denigrate our society to make it more hospitable for socialism. The only way out is by volunteering at the local abortion clinic.

bayam on August 9, 2011 at 7:18 PM

What’ll you do for 5 dollars credit hours?

change/

ted c on August 9, 2011 at 7:18 PM

first, to pursue educations they couldn’t afford, second, to get a major in Womyn’s History or some other BS field, then, to sell themselves to pay down debts

FIFY

PackerBronco on August 9, 2011 at 7:19 PM

Combine this with the “slut walk” post and I hae to say thank you Gloria Steinam and Betty Friedan. You have totally skewed and screwed up what young women should aspire to be.

Grrrr…

Fallon on August 9, 2011 at 7:20 PM

“Now that we have agreed on what you are…

… we just have to agree on the price.”

Seven Percent Solution on August 9, 2011 at 7:20 PM

Seven Percent Solution on August 9, 2011 at 7:20 PM

Exactly!

OldEnglish on August 9, 2011 at 7:22 PM

My son starts college in 2012.
I would rather he avoid college whores and skanks.

annoyinglittletwerp on August 9, 2011 at 7:04 PM

Good luck, ALT, but my handsome (his good looks from his young mother, not me) 20-year old son says that’s quite a challenge, given the number of girls these days looking for a nice ride, and I’m not talking vehicles here, but finances. And these girls sure don’t look like whores or skanks, either, compared to what that meant when I was in college and law school.

TXUS on August 9, 2011 at 7:23 PM

Great post Tina.

Crises always reveal character — and what stories like this remind me of is that the fight for the nation’s economy is equally a fight for its culture. Will we return to personal responsibility and self-government? Or will we descend further into an entitlement-and-excuse-making mentality?

So true. I’m in the fighting for personal responsibility and self government camp.

conservative pilgrim on August 9, 2011 at 7:24 PM

Cheap.

/Out

Key West Reader on August 9, 2011 at 7:24 PM

Young women have been dating older men for the perks since forever. Didn’t Sex and the City mainstream this already.

IR-MN on August 9, 2011 at 7:27 PM

Nothing new here aside from the technology by which it’s done.

angryed on August 9, 2011 at 6:49 PM

Exactly. Tina is young and very naive.

cool breeze on August 9, 2011 at 7:28 PM

Excellent piece

I think that’s what the sugar daddies are looking for.

predator on August 9, 2011 at 7:29 PM

Cheap.

/Out

Key West Reader on August 9, 2011 at 7:24 PM

Cheap!? Do you have any idea what it costs to properly maintain a mistress these days. The price of gold is up over $1700! What do you think that does to the price of jewelery? Cheap indeed!

Oldnuke on August 9, 2011 at 7:31 PM

Good luck, ALT, but my handsome (his good looks from his young mother, not me) 20-year old son says that’s quite a challenge, given the number of girls these days looking for a nice ride, and I’m not talking vehicles here, but finances. And these girls sure don’t look like whores or skanks, either, compared to what that meant when I was in college and law school.

TXUS on August 9, 2011 at 7:23 PM

I have a 26 year old co-worker that got a Girlfriend in June. She is a college Student, and was up in Oregon for the summer. I told him all she wanted was a free summer (meals, travel, lodging, gifts etc.)and would dump him in August.

“Oh no. She is really into me.” he says.

“She’s really into your car, your wallet, and all the free stuff she can get out of you.” I say.

She dumped him last week, and is headed back to college next week.

My schmuck co-worker spent $3,200 dollars in those 3 months with Trips to Seattle, Camping trips, Meals, Tickets to Concerts, etc.

Summer Suggar Leeches. I can see them a mile away.

portlandon on August 9, 2011 at 7:31 PM

Besides moving back home, many 20-somethings are beginning their adult lives shouldering substantial amounts of student loan debt

“Welcome to the U.S. Government Hedge Fund Accounting Department—how can we help you?”

Rovin on August 9, 2011 at 7:32 PM

BTW–Higher ed may be the next economic bubble to burst. I read an article about it some time back. Wish I could remember where, I’d provide linky.

predator on August 9, 2011 at 7:35 PM

Naturally, the resident trolls have no problem with this.

CurtZHP on August 9, 2011 at 7:39 PM

I hope their husbands, if they find somebody stupid enough, takes a few babies too. They don’t seem to care at all about the morality of the situation…20 years will fix that

clnurnberg on August 9, 2011 at 7:42 PM

Exactly. Tina is young and very naive.

cool breeze on August 9, 2011 at 7:28 PM

Tina, did you think so many men wanted to rich and powerful for the cigars?

trigon on August 9, 2011 at 7:44 PM

is this how Obama financed Columbia/Harvard?

jus askin/

ted c

None of your darn business!

Sincerely yours,

Larry Sinclair

honsy on August 9, 2011 at 7:44 PM

These students loans might be paid off by now if they had not chosen Womyn’s Studies as their major.

honsy on August 9, 2011 at 7:45 PM

So this is what Obama meant by taxing the rich and balanced approach to help fund a college education?

If my options are to give the money to Obama or to help some poor misguided young woman, the decision is very complicated.

And thanks for the links Tina! /sarc

barnone on August 9, 2011 at 7:45 PM

As someone seeking a job, I could see why women get desperate and go this route. I think that most want millionaire honeys anyways, but still the economy isn’t that great. First, relying on Mom and Dad really sucks when you are almost thirty. I seriously didn’t expect to be at home living with my parents when I was nearly thirty and just completed a masters degree. Secondly, I go down to these recruiters who totally tell me that I’m worthless and my MBA qualifies me to temp for $10/ hour making copies. And that I should totally be grateful for said jobs. Temping for $10/ hour means that I still get to spend the rest of my life living with Mom and Dad; plus, I get to put the sucky, dead end job with no career prospects. With those sorts of odds, I get why women want to become sugarbabies – although I wouldn’t.

Illinidiva on August 9, 2011 at 7:48 PM

…for those of you caught up in first impressions about hillbilly spearfishing, I think the author meant:

Gigging: ….the several ways one can cobble together a series of gigs to make ends meet while in transition.

…which, oddly, is what the “sugarbabies” are doing, isn’t it? Cobbling a series of “gigs” together…the duties of which are discharged horizontally? That’s what I understood this to be.

…the details are new — being able to afford to “follow my dreams” and achieve an unmarketable degree — while the story is as old as cave art…I’ll bet there were some of those big-butted Cro Magnon “venuses” willing to trade a sweatty ride on the prehistoric bucking buffalo for a seashell necklace…or for payments on her loans for attending Flintstone Tech….

Sin in its many forms as old as human kind…although I must admit that this one as me once again regretting that I never made that first billion, taxes or no.

Then again, who’d want to pay good money to hang out, horizontally or vertically, with a humanities major? Bore the “caramel” right outta your “sugardaddy”, if you know can catch my confectionary meaning….

Puritan1648 on August 9, 2011 at 7:48 PM

OK can we link this topic with this one ?
http://pajamasmedia.com/zombie/2011/08/09/deconstructing-slutwalk/?singlepage=true
then we can have a true and open dialogue.
yes its dripping with sarcasim.

ColdWarrior57 on August 9, 2011 at 7:49 PM

I was wondering when this kind of thing would begin here in the U.S. “Schoolgirl prostitution” has been going on for several decades in Japan. It’s a real problem. Girls as young as junior high age sell themselves to old jerks so they can buy expensive clothes, shoes and purses.

I find any kind of prostitution degrading and offensive, to both sexes. You may as well carve pieces out of your body and sell it.

theotherone on August 9, 2011 at 7:51 PM

My schmuck co-worker spent $3,200 dollars in those 3 months with Trips to Seattle, Camping trips, Meals, Tickets to Concerts, etc.

Summer Suggar Leeches. I can see them a mile away.

portlandon on August 9, 2011 at 7:31 PM

That works out to a little over a thousand a month. Let’s do the math. She lays him, say, just 4 times a week, to err on the conservative side. Over 13 weeks, at that conservative rate, he happy-ends with her some 52 times. That works out to a little over $60 a landing. Sounds like a better deal for him than for her. Of course, who can put a price on a broken heart?

TXUS on August 9, 2011 at 7:51 PM

…what happens sugar daddy presents sugar baby with a form 1099 at the end of the year and she is forced to pay tax on that money.

crosspatch on August 9, 2011 at 7:00 PM

…that is a truly evil thought…kudos, sir/madam….

…well…they make us rat out our babysitters, don’t they?

…somebody get this to that new debt reduction special star chamber commission as a possible new revenue stream…the “hoochie tax”…I wonder if they’d you bust a seal, like on a whiskey bottle….

Puritan1648 on August 9, 2011 at 7:52 PM

Then again, who’d want to pay good money to hang out, horizontally or vertically, with a humanities major? Bore the “caramel” right outta your “sugardaddy”, if you know can catch my confectionary meaning….

Puritan1648 on August 9, 2011 at 7:48 PM

You mean, you would actually want to talk to her!?

OldEnglish on August 9, 2011 at 7:54 PM

Say what?

I’m thinking back on my six plus decades. Sorry, but there were as many ladies of this persuasion in 1970 as their are today. I suspect the % of woman in this situation hasn’t changed much in 5000 years.

Limerick on August 9, 2011 at 8:00 PM

Say what?

I’m thinking back on my six plus decades. Sorry, but there were as many ladies of this persuasion in 1970 as their are today. I suspect the % of woman in this situation hasn’t changed much in 5000 years.

Limerick

At the University of Vermont, there’s no shortage of straight guys doing the same with older “gentlemen”.

honsy on August 9, 2011 at 8:02 PM

So this is what Obama meant by taxing the rich and balanced approach to help fund a college education?

barnone on August 9, 2011 at 7:45 PM

…no, but it is what he meant about “investing in infrastructure”.

…what? You thought he was talking about freeway overpasses and municipal hockey rinks? Not so, pilgrim. He’s being Clintonesque…thinking about sponsoring someone to look after his “infrastructure”….

Puritan1648 on August 9, 2011 at 8:03 PM

You mean to tell me a significant number of young women today are amoral, self centered sluts ? I’m shocked, shocked, I say !

teacherman on August 9, 2011 at 8:04 PM

Just plain horsecrap. This is a click getter. Either here or on the tube. If they are gonna sell it they are gonna sell it. Were the hookers and strippers I knew in 1968 any different than these?

This is a topic for WorldNetDaily, not HA.

Limerick on August 9, 2011 at 8:06 PM

You mean, you would actually want to talk to her!?

OldEnglish on August 9, 2011 at 7:54 PM

…a masters of “womens studies” or anthro…you think you could get her to stop talking?

…if you’re in the market, go for someone with a pre-med degree who needs a “sponsor” to help her become the orthopedists she’s always wanted to be…at least, unlike those French lit majors, she’d have some knowledge of anatomy….

…but steer away from veterinary students…she may want to go into bovine or equine, and you’d lose points in comparison….

Puritan1648 on August 9, 2011 at 8:07 PM

I paid off most of my NYU student loans (~$30,000) in 2.5 years while working at Starbucks by living in a studio apartment with a roommate, not owning a car (in L.A. where people swear you can’t survive without a car) and having an inexpensive social life. Through connections I made at Starbucks I got an office job that paid slightly more that enabled me to pay of the remainder on the loans in another year.

I don’t care if these girls want to prostitute themselves to pay for college.

I do care if they want to lie and say that because of the economy they have no other options.

JadeNYU on August 9, 2011 at 8:08 PM

Old enough to die in a Chinook over Helmut. Not old enough to say pay up sugar.

Limerick on August 9, 2011 at 8:11 PM

…but steer away from veterinary students…she may want to go into bovine or equine, and you’d lose points in comparison….

Puritan1648 on August 9, 2011 at 8:07 PM

Hahaha!

OldEnglish on August 9, 2011 at 8:11 PM

Reminds me of the joke about the guy who offers to pay a woman $1M to come home with him. After she agrees, he asks if she’ll come home with him for $100, to which she incredulously replies, “What do you think I am, some kind of whore?” So the man says, “Miss, we’ve already determined what you are, now we’re just haggling over the price.”

Roc on August 9, 2011 at 8:11 PM

Roc on August 9, 2011 at 8:11 PM

Exactly! Going to a high priced college, to get a degree that has no job opportunities and then resorting to prostitution to finance it. Perhaps they should include a business course in women’s studies.

flytier on August 9, 2011 at 8:16 PM

When then is the cord cut? Where does personal responsibility start? You gonna give it by degrees? Is there a written test? Victims smictims. Either of themselves or society or the ecomomy.

Limerick on August 9, 2011 at 8:22 PM

Well, that explains crr6′s absence as of late.

Very unchivalrous comment by ted c.

aengus on August 9, 2011 at 8:23 PM

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