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“You have some guys who like to spoil and pamper their women by taking them out to nice dinners, buying them gifts.
Some maybe help with the utility bills or take them on trips,” Pasternack added.
“And there are other guys that will have an ongoing relationship in which they’ll say, ‘OK, I’ll give you an allowance and you can put this toward whatever your needs are.’ ” The average monthly “allowance” sugar daddies on the site said they shell out is ,000, according to Seeking
So what do these “sugar daddies” get in return for all their generosity? It’s obviously on the table, says Cervantes, but there are other motivations.
“In my heart of hearts I don’t really like the situation,” Cervantes said.
“Right now it’s a survival mechanism.” Sugardaddie.com’s Pasternack said the relationship between a sugar baby and sugar daddy is all about perspective.
(CNN) — Serena Cervantes has been struggling to earn her bachelor’s degree for seven years.
With tuition on the rise, that number will likely continue to climb.
While some may compare the practice to prostitution or question the morality of trading money and gifts for affection, the people who use these sites contend that they’re merely a conduit for both parties getting what they want. Men who engage in such relationships, many of whom are older and married, enjoy taking care of young women and assuming a mentor role in their lives, said Steven Pasternack, who launched in 2002.
“I thought this would be a good way for me to have a relationship with someone and also make it, as these sites all say, mutually beneficial.” Cervantes is just one of many students who’ve sought out sugar daddies online in a time of need.
Dating site Seeking Arrangement.com, which connects wealthy men with women looking for financial support, reports that coeds made up 44% of the site’s total users in 2012.