New York University has the sweetest coeds of them all.
Nearly 500 students have signed up to be “sugar babies” on the dating site SeekingArrangement.com, claims site creator Brandon Wade.
The site matches wealthy “daddies” with cash-strapped undergrads.
“NYU is the top school because the students have a high rent on top of tuition,” said Wade.
NYU tuition, on top of room, board and book fees, can cost a whopping $58,000 a year, and some coeds are desperate for alternative ways to support themselves in an already pricey New York City, he said.
NYU students aren’t alone in seeking “benefactors.” Hundreds of students from top schools like the University of California, Berkeley, University of Michigan, and even Harvard University use the site, looking for sugar daddies or sugar mommas, according to Wade. He said he determines the number of college students based on those who join with .edu email addresses.
“When a sugar baby goes to a good school, she tends to boast,” he said.
“I love New York and I’ll do whatever it takes to make it here,” advertised one NYU sugar baby.
“I’m 23, graduated from NYU last year and have been (literally) a starving artist ever since.”
New York City is the most popular city on the site, with Los Angeles not far behind, said Wade.
“It’s a relationship and dating website, there’s no money for sex,” Wade said. “People don’t want to sit across from a dumb blonde who can’t hold a conversation.”
Cough it up
Sugar babies can create profiles on Seeking Arrangement free of charge, but a basic sugar daddy membership costs $50 a month and “Diamond Club” daddies pay $2,160 a year to belong to the highest tier of the site.
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