With recent tuition hikes and a weak economy, many college students are struggling to find ways to afford school. I wanted to share with you a recent trend where female college students in Michigan are actually turning to “Sugar Daddies” when Daddy can’t pay the tuition.
SeekingArrangement.com, the world’s largest Sugar Daddy dating website, just released its list of the “Fastest Growing Sugar Baby Schools,” 4 Michigan universities made this year’s list. Michigan State University (Lansing) was #16 with a 133% growth, University of Michigan ranked #25 with an 82% growth in 2012, Wayne University was #29 with a 95% growth, and Eastern Michigan was #24 with a 112% growth.
One in five households now owe student loan debt, but female coeds in Michigan are skipping high tuition costs by turning to the “Sugar Baby Lifestyle.” SeekingArrangement.com, the world’s largest Sugar Daddy website, released its annual list of the “Fastest Growing Sugar Baby Schools.” The website experienced a nationwide increase of 58% from college students in the past year.
Lansing, MI – January 2013 According to SeekingArrangement.com’s annual list of the “Fastest Growing Sugar Baby Schools,” an increasing number of female students from Michigan are turning to the “Sugar Baby Lifestyle” to fund their education.
Since 2012, approximately 133 percent more females attending Michigan State University (Lansing), 112 percent more females attending Eastern Michigan University, 95 percent more females attending Wayne University, and 82 percent more females attending the University of Michigan, have signed up on SeekingArrangement.com to find a “Sugar Daddy” to pay for increased tuition and cost of living.
“The population of college Sugar Babies in Michigan has steadily increased every year, with MSU leading all major universities in Michigan,” says 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.”
Top 20 Fastest Growing Sugar Baby Schools, determined by number of new sign-ups in 2012:
1. Georgia State University – 292 (#11 in 2011)
2. New York University – 285 (#1 in 2011)
3. Temple University – 268 (#5 in 2011)
4. University of Central Florida – 221 (#14 in 2011)
5. University of Southern Florida – 212 (#7 in 2011)
6. Arizona State University – 204 (#8 in 2011)
7. Florida International University – 187
8. University of Georgia – 148 (#2 in 2011)
9. Indiana University – 123 (#17 in 2011)
10. Texas State – 131
11. Kent State University – 128 (#15 in 2011)
12. Penn State – 121 (#13 in 2011)
13. University of North Texas – 112
14. Florida State University – 111
15.Tulane University – 109 (#4 in 2011)
16. Michigan State University – 108 (#9 in 2011)
17. University of Ohio – 103
18. Columbia University – 100
19. University of Alabama – 96
20. University of California Los Angeles – 91
“College should be an opportunity to expand the mind and experience new things,” says Wade. “Unfortunately, because of the of recent tuition hikes, the college experience has become greatly unbalanced.”
SeekingArrangement.com is the world’s largest Sugar Daddy website with over two million members worldwide. In 2011, 40% of the website’s total population was comprised of college students. But after a 58% increase in co-ed signups in 2012, the total population increased to 44%. The website encourages the growth of the student population by offering college students a free premium membership upgrade if they register with their college email address (.edu).
According to the Pew Research Center, one out of five households are in debt due to student loans. Though the average monthly cost of living expenses, tuition, and book fees varies for each institution, Bloomberg Businessweek estimated the average cost of each student loan at approximately $25,250. With more students debating the true value of a college degree versus the risk of debt, female students on SeekingArrangment.com have chosen to find benefactors who can help pay for the high cost of an education.
SeekingArrangement.com is the premier sugar daddy dating website, and has been featured on such outlets as the New York Times, CNN Headline News, Good Morning America, and ABC 20/20. SeekingArrangement.com was founded by self-proclaimed “E-Cupid”, Brandon Wade who was anointed “Mr. Sugar Daddy” by the Wall Street Journal. BRANDON WADE is a leading dating expert, author, and successful internet entrepreneur who also founded a number of successful niche dating websites including the number one travel dating website – MissTravel.com, millionaire matchmaker website – SeekingMillionaire.com, and online dating auction website – WhatsYourPrice.com.