University of Toronto lands first on list of top sugar baby schools in Canada
The University of Toronto is one of the top post-secondary instutitions in the world, not only for its academics, but also when it comes to more salacious rankings.
Moonlighting as a "sugar baby" to help pay for pricey tuition or the exorbitant cost of living in a city like Toronto in general is not exactly uncommon among Millennials and Gen Zers these days.
And, new numbers just realeased by SeekingArrangement, the platform that advertises itself as a way for students in particular to "date successful benefactors who help them avoid student debt and secure a better future," show that U of T still has more young people partaking in the practice than any university in the country.
Sugar baby is a young person who look for finantial support with in exchange of sexual favors or a romantic relationship with a person older than them. The person who provides the money is called sugar daddy o sugar mamma— DY (@Andreaswan11) March 12, 2019
According to the data, approximately 257 U of T students newly registered with Seeking last year as a way to make some extra cash by going on dates with older members who are happy to pay young people for their time and attention. This is in addition to the 1,170 existing users at the school, per 2019 numbers.
Next up on the list was University of Alberta (231 students), followed by Queens University (222 students) and Ryerson University (179 students).
This is the main problem of all this, why students need to do sexual favors, not for luxuries but for paid or education, food and Shelter— DY (@Andreaswan11) March 13, 2019
Toronto is among the top cities in the world for the site, which says that its student user base in Canada — which itself ranks third in the world for number of students using the site — continues to grow steadily at a rate of about three per cent per year.
"As the cost of living continues to increase and job availability is at an all time low in Canada, it makes sense that students are finding these elevated relationships beneficial," reads a release on the subject.
lol someone said toronto breeds sugar babies and that's a fact 😂😂— ♊️ (@killacurlzz) October 2, 2020
The numbers are, quite predictably, skewed drastically toward older male "benefactors" with younger females, with the site estimating that a total of 698,456 Canadian women are currently signed up as "sugar babies," compared to only 125,165 men.
There are also nearly eight times as many "sugar daddies" on the site than "sugar mommas" (and yes, the terminology is admittedly cringeworthy).
The average age of a "sugar baby" on Seeking is only 24, while the average age of those providing their financial support in exchange for a relationship is 42.
Market is pretty saturated here. Most single women cannot afford to live in Toronto unless they are rich, strippers, sex workers or sugar babies. It’s crazy how many young women are in the biz cuz Bartending or waitressing doesn’t pay enough in tips for $2k rents— Charlotte E. BLM | Toronto & 🌎 Penpal (@MsCharlotteX) December 21, 2020
Apparently the lucrative practice earns an average allowance of $2,400 per month, among "other benefits" that can include networking and business advantages — if you can grin and bear the company and get over the concept in the first place.
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