What does that headline mean, you ask? It means a lot of female Temple students are having sex with rich older men (not the other way around though), who pay their tuition in exchange. The news comes from a press release from SeekingArrangement.com, the “Sugar Daddy or Sugar Baby” “dating” site, that the Times called “at best a convenience store for adulterers and at worst a virtual brothel.”
“The population of college Sugar Babies in Pennsylvania has steadily increased every year, with Temple leading all major universities this year,” says [Seeking Arrangement founder whose parents are very proud of him Brandon] Wade. “While some may argue that these women are just using men for their own personal gain, I believe that they are proactive in pursuing a higher education.”
The average sugar baby, receives $3,000 a month for tuition, books, and living expenses. It’s unclear how the site crunched their numbers, but they claim Temple had 268 new “sugar baby” “sign-ups” last year, while 168 percent new sugar babies are attending Penn State, and 533 percent more are studying at UPenn. (Total figures weren’t available for PSU and Penn, unfortunately.) While Temple’s reputation may suffer as a result of this news, it’s surely a PR boon for SeekingArrangement.com, and prostitution in general.