It has been reported that over 2,300 third-level students in Dublin have signed up to become Sugar Babies, i.e. young people who allow older men and women to buy them gifts and give them money, in return for dates.
According to Dublin Live, University College Dublin is being recorded as having the highest number of Sugar Babies in Ireland, 60 signing up in 2016, bringing the total number to 601 students from the campus.
Trinity College added 72 sign ups to its list in 2016, bringing the total on campus to 585.
Brandon Wade, founder of SeekingArrangement.com said:
''New estimates show the average debt of college students rose to €12,000 this year. Irish students are required to pay yearly registration fees upfront, which can add an additional €3,000 per year.''
''Nearly 10,000 Irish students across the country are joining the 2.5 million students worldwide in utilizing the world’s largest Sugar Daddy dating site, SeekingArrangement.com, as an alternative method of financial aid.''
Sugar Daddies are described on the website as:
“Successful men and women who know what they want. They’re driven, and enjoy attractive company by their side. Money isn’t an issue, thus they are generous when it comes to supporting a Sugar Baby.”
And Sugar Babies:
“Attractive people looking for the finer things in life. They appreciate exotic trips and gifts. Sugar Babies get to experience a luxurious lifestyle, and meet wealthy people on a regular basis.”
Well, whatever you're into...