Online dating for sugar daddies
It may be the age of #Me Too, but a Las Vegas-based online dating site that purports to match needy college students with wealthy, older men and women claims it too is growing as students struggle to deal with college costs.Seeking advertises that it "facilitates mutually beneficial relationships" and boasts a bevy of college coeds and young men among those seeking so-called arrangements.
"I think that one of the huge concerns is exploitation of students and concerns about are these relationships really exploitative?
I would want to raise questions about how consensual these relationships might be.
I have a lot of questions about the safety and security of students who are engaging in these types of transactions," Ramey said.
Seeking Arrangement spokeswoman Brook Urick said the company takes a number of steps to ensure safety.
Although member profiles, like other dating site profiles, are self-reported, Urick said Seeking Arrangment manually checks all profiles before they go live online to ensure that they are real people and are not violating company standards.
Acknowledging the potential for abuse, the site publishes a list of who saw post-graduate debt for state residents reach nearly $35,000 in 2017.