The past few years have taken an especially brutal toll on the plans and expectations of 20-somethings.
"I only go out with girls 25 and under," says Jack, whose thick head of white hair and bushy eyebrows form a halo around a red, flushed face.
"But I can't walk into a bar and go up to a 25-year-old. So, this is how I go about meeting them." "Most of these young women have debt from school," says Jack, who finds most young women also carry an average of $8,000 in credit-card debt.
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.
She and her host ended up in his bedroom, where he peeled off her bikini.
Neither she nor any of the other women interviewed for this article permitted their real names be used.)In her profile on the site, Taylor describes herself as "a full-time college student studying psychology and looking to meet someone to help pay the bills." Photos on the site show her in revealing outfits, a mane of caramel-colored hair framing her face.