When Hanna was planning her move to Sydney,She worried over the phone to a friend about the costs of living and joked that maybe she’d use a dating site to score a few free meals in her new, expensive city.Her friend suggested she try out sugar dating.
A quick Google search led her to sugardaddycanada.org, an online site that connects well-heeled benefactors, otherwise known as sugar daddies, with lesser-off “sugar babies,” and specifically targets Megan’s demographic: college students over their heads in debt.Joyce put up a profile even before she’d touched down in the city and was invited out by a 47-year-old lawyer. She spent one of her first nights in the city enjoying fancy sushi and cocktails, and it pulled back the curtain on the privileged world.
A few dates later,she found a 40-something finance professional offering to pay her $1,000 every 10 days, in exchange for her company at dinner, over drinks and on occasional weekend trips.
The relationship turned physical after a time.
Joyce collected an estimated $20,000 from her sugar daddy before they ended the relationship on amicable terms.
Her goal is to graduate debt-free, though she concedes that’s unlikely to happen; yearly tuition for her program is $68,000, and with cost of living, it’s nearly $100,000.
Her current arrangement with another sugar daddy is for $500 each week. She says sometimes getting to the point of agreement on the money is often a little uncomfortable.