"I just wanted to get out of that situation as safely as possible, pay off my debt, and move on." While she and her host hadn't agreed to a set amount of money, on the drive back to the train station in Greenwich he handed her 0 in cash. I just did what needed to be done." And she's still doing what needs to be done.
She pocketed the envelope, seeing it as decent money for half a day's work. I mean, I had just gotten money for having sex," says Taylor, who never heard from the guy in Greenwich again. With tuition due in September to pay for her last semester of college, Taylor's back on the hunt for other, more lucrative online hookups. "It's a very expensive job," says Jack, a 70-year-old sugar daddy, who describes himself as a "humanitarian" interested in helping young women in financial need.
"Over the past few years, the number of college students using our site has exploded," says Brandon Wade, the 41-year-old founder of Seeking Arrangement.
Of the site's approximately 800,000 members, Wade estimates that 35 percent are students.
The site also includes a complimentary stamp on student profiles, certifying them as a "college sugar baby." Wade sees his company as providing a unique service, a chance for "men and women living through tough economic times to afford college." He bristles at the notion that he's merely running a thinly veiled, digital bordello, choosing instead to describe his site as one that facilitates "mutually beneficial relationships." Taylor doesn't explicitly refer to what she was doing in Greenwich as prostitution, but she now allows that her primary motivation was, indeed, money.NEW YORK -- On a Sunday morning in late May, Taylor left her Harlem apartment and boarded a train for Greenwich, Conn.She planned on spending the day with a man she had met online, but not in person.He typically forks over about 0 a night -- and that's not including lavish dinners at Daniel or shopping excursions on Madison Avenue."Unlike a traditional escort service, I was surprised to find such an educated, smart population," says Jack, during cocktail hour recently at the Ritz-Carlton in Manhattan.
While he summered on Martha's Vineyard, she'd likely pass another July and August working retail in Times Square. ("Taylor" is the pseudonym she uses with men she meets online.