Where there's a will, there's a sugar daddy

Going to college is expensive. Any pandering presidential candidate or drunk college graduate can tell you this much. While some students see this obstacle as a deterrence in the pursuit of higher education, others take those damn lemons and have sugar daddies turn them into delicious financial aid for their degree in underwater basket weaving. We're kidding … it was an art history degree. 

According to SeekingArrangement.com, a dating website for “sugar daddies” seeking to find “sugar babies,” 2015 was a tremendous year for women seeking men to pay for their college education in return for … hanging out. Normally reserved for men looking to find women who they can offer monthly allowances ($3000 is the average) in exchange for "dates," SeekingArrangement has recently launched a new college business venture because of the looming national crisis. 

"We are in a state of emergency, but it isn't due to terrorism. The $1.2 trillion college debt crisis is crippling our economy — and no one is doing anything about it," said Brandon Wade, founder and CEO of SeekingArrangement. "Instead of earning a living and making milestone purchases post-graduation, many are stuck sending their paychecks straight to Sallie Mae."

"Some see this as a controversial solution. However, SeekingArrangement.com has helped facilitate hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of arrangements that have helped students graduate debt-free," Wade said. "That's more than anyone can say of a particular president or Congress."

NYU and Arizona State led the pack in the fight against the crisis crippling our economy as those schools had the most women requesting alternative financial aid. UT-Austin, Temple University and Kent State had the next largest amount of women signing up for the site's Sugar Baby University. The website offers free premium membership to students who use their “.edu” address when registering. Sounds creepy already.

Before you start making judgments, just understand that SeekingArrangement's policies on dating relationships are strict: "Sugar babies" are not required to sleep with their dates and "Sugar daddies" can only have up to four sugar babies at a time. So that $3000 monthly allowance is mainly for small talk and situational therapy.