The past few years have taken an especially brutal toll on the plans and expectations of 20-somethings.As unemployment rates tick steadily higher, starting salaries have plummeted.Taylor doubted that her client could relate to someone who had grown up black and poor in the South Bronx. A month prior, faced with about ,000 in unpaid tuition and overdue bills, Taylor and her roommate typed "tuition," "debt," and "money for school" into Google. Intrigued by the promise of what the site billed as a "college tuition sugar daddy," Taylor created a "sugar baby" profile and eventually connected with the man from Greenwich.While he summered on Martha's Vineyard, she'd likely pass another July and August working retail in Times Square. ("Taylor" is the pseudonym she uses with men she meets online.Meanwhile, according to Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, a professor of psychology at Clark University, about 85 percent of the class of 2011 will likely move back in with their parents during some period of their post-college years, compared with 40 percent a decade ago.Besides moving back home, many 20-somethings are beginning their adult lives shouldering substantial amounts of student loan debt.Exchange letters with your friends offline via Snail mail.▷ Send a real hand written letter(Snail Mail) to verified friend’s physical addresses.▷ The address verification procedure is very simple.
"Over the past few years, the number of college students using our site has exploded," says Brandon Wade, the 41-year-old founder of Seeking Arrangement.
"I just wanted to get it over and done with as quickly as possible," recalls Taylor, forcing out a nervous smile.
"I just wanted to get out of that situation as safely as possible, pay off my debt, and move on." While she and her host hadn't agreed to a set amount of money, on the drive back to the train station in Greenwich he handed her 0 in cash. I just did what needed to be done." And she's still doing what needs to be done.
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NEW YORK -- On a Sunday morning in late May, Taylor left her Harlem apartment and boarded a train for Greenwich, Conn.
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.