Everyone knows it’s expensive to be a student, and desperate times can require desperate measures.
That might help explain the popularity of websites such as Seeking Arrangement – a website designed to connect people who are looking for sugar daddies or babies – among Canadian university students.
Sugar babies are primarily young people who seek relationships with wealthier (and often older) people who provide them with a monthly allowance.
And when it comes to new user signups, The University of Alberta (U of A) takes the esteemed number one spot on the top 10 list.
A total of 138 new U of A users signed up for the site in 2016, good enough for first place. The number 10 spot on the list went to BC’s Simon Fraser University, with a total of 85 new signups.
Interestingly, while The University of Alberta was first on the top 10 list, The University of Calgary didn’t crack the top 10 at all.
According to SeekingArrangement.com, more than 1 million new users registered for their website in 2016, that’s a year-on-year increase of more than 11%. The site also revealed that 8.5% of its users seeking sugar daddies to fund their education are from Canada.
“Rising costs make the traditional path to education difficult, so students are looking for new ways to pursue a degree while maintaining their quality of life,” SeekingArrangement states.
“While college completion rates in Canada rank among the best in the world, it also ranks fifth as the most expensive country for students. Seeking a wealthy benefactor is a great way to offset this cost.”