Friday, February 10, 2012
"Hundreds of female college students are looking for more than a college degree to secure their future. Why have bills and student loans when you can get some old rich guy to pay them?
Temple University is No. 5 on the list of colleges and universities that have young women looking for “sugar daddies” on SeekingArrangement.com, reports the Inquirer.
The online dating service connects older wealthy men, who are willing to pay for the affections of young women, with “sugar babies.” And the sugar babies get to name their price.
Whie Temple’s assistant vice president, Ray Betzner, told the Inquirer that he questions the validity of Temple’s high ranking for students who use SeekingArrangement.com, the website’s founder told the Inquirer that the stats are correct.
"With the economy doing so badly, people are taking matters into their own hands, trying to figure out the best way to pay for college without creating a huge amount of debt," founder Brandon Wade told the Inquirer.
And what do these older men get for the $50 monthly fee to the site and the girls price ranges of $1,000 to $20,000? Whatever the women are willing to give them, we presume.
Wade says that when the site first started in 2005, most of the women seeking sugar daddies were simply looking to be pampered with luxuries. Now the site is attracting college girls who are more pragmatic, wanting money for bills and connections for jobs.
But some say this is not a healthy arrangement.
"A website like this creates a fantasy where the man is dominant and powerful and the woman is submissive and dependent," Brendan Greer, CEO of the Philly-based Council for Relationships, told the Inquirer. "Relationships like this aren't healthy, for obvious reasons, and can prevent the girl from finding more emotionally stable and satisfying relationships." [Source]
Oh Lawd! And Temple is number five? Those Owls might have to step up their game. Tulane University, that fine institution in uptown New Orleans, from what I hear, is number one. BTW, just in case you were wondering, Penn State is number 13.
Still, some of these men are willing to pay as much as $20,000.00 for the pleasure of learning college calculus from these smart college students. I guess they are just trying to keep their minds sharp.
The whole thing strikes me as a bit creepy, but hey, this is A-merry-ca, and everyone is an adult in the relationship. I am pretty sure that both sides know exactly what they are getting into. I just hope that this is not the start of a new trend. It might drive banks out of business.
I know one guy who wont be playing "sugar daddy" to any college student: Rick [I should be in a ] Sanitarium. Ricky has his hands full these days with all this running for president thing going on. Not that Ricky thinks much of women.
"Rick Santorum reiterated his opposition Friday to women serving in combat roles in the U.S. military, saying female troops have reduced physical capacities and would distract men from their assigned duties.
"If you're out there, for example, in a group, or just two people, and some people, because of women, have, as you know with respect to physical capabilities, they don't have the same requirements that men do in the military, and may be in a position if someone is injured, has to be brought back," Santorum said on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer." The full interview will air Friday at 4 p.m. ET.
"The other example is the emotions of men, dealing with women in combat, and having men not focusing potentially on the mission but on the natural instinct to protect someone that's a female," Santorum added.
The Pentagon announced Thursday it would begin placing female troops closer to the front lines of combat. Under a 1994 policy, women are restricted from formally serving in small ground units directly involved in combat; however, many military positions-such as military police or medics-place women in harm's way.
On Thursday, Santorum responded to a question from CNN Chief National Correspondent John King on the role of women in the military, saying, "I think that could be a very compromising situation, where people naturally may do things that may not be in the interest of the mission because of other types of emotions that are involved." [Source]
?????? Ricky, you are on your own with this one.
Finally, I am sorry to see his Oness cave on this contraception debate with Catholic church leaders. But then, maybe he was afraid he would end up like poor Cardinal Bevilacqua .
"Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman says she suggested Coroner Walter Hofman examine the body of Cardinal Bevilacqua last week.
Ferman explained that, since the death of the former Archbishop of Philadelphia happened in her jurisdiction, she thought someone should make sure there was no foul play - given the timing of his death.
"It struck many of us as odd, as peculiar, that the Cardinal passed away so suddenly after the court ruling," Ferman said. "He was a key witness in the case, although in another jurisdiction."
Ferman said there is no criminal investigation, but suggested the coroner examine Bevilacqua's body to put any speculation to rest."
Yes, just so that we all can have some peace of mind.