Apparently college debt has its perks. It motivates many young women to seek more than drunken hook ups with sleazy slackers at frat parties. Instead, many turn to the loving arms of mature men who are driven and have a bank account to prove it. The Cap Times:
According to this Huffington Post article, a good number of young people, mostly women, are paying for college or paying down student debt by hooking up with "sugar daddies" - wealthy men who pay for companionship and sex.
Perhaps surprisingly, the figures provided to the Huffington Post - which appear in a chart on page 2 of the story - indicate there are 345 SeekingArrangement.com "sugar babies" who attend the University of Wisconsin. Only New York University (498), the University of Toronto (471) and Ohio State University (398) have more.
(In Toronto's case, I think it is sophistication, not debt, that drives Canadian girls to older men. Canada, as a country, actually has a lot of debt, but it is not dutifully passed on to its students the way it is here.)
Sugar daddies: Good work. Liberating young women from the crushing and demoralizing burden of debt is a vital first step in their development as strong, independent women of the 21st century.
However, you could do better. Take Sen. Randy Hopper, for instance. He provided his sugar baby a job -- a much more meaningful reward than the $3000 to $5000 a month the average sugar baby receives for giving you everything you wanted in college but couldn't afford.
Interestingly, there seems to be some controversy surrounding Hopper's charitable work on behalf of a young woman seeking employment. The Greater Wisconsin Committee, apparently disregarding the wishes of Hopper's Dem opponent, Jess King, is running ads attacking Hopper for getting his "alleged mistress" the job. For some reason the ad also mentions that the woman is 26-years-old. Is GWC's point that she's too old to be a sugar baby? Because otherwise, I don't see why her age is relevant.
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