Student debt is skyrocketing so co-eds are seeking out non-traditional ways of paying for college, and in San Antonio that means searching for a sugar daddy, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
The website SeekingArrangement.com hooks members up with an older, wealthy benefactors who can not only pay for classes but also extra circular activities. This week, they're out with a list of schools that saw the most growth. Two Texas colleges made the cut.
The University of North Texas saw 192 new members last year. That's ninth in the nation. The University of Texas - San Antonio saw 141 students sign up. That puts the school at number 19.
Website spokeswoman Kimberly De La Cruz says part of the attraction of finding a sugar daddy lies with the disappointment in 21st century dating and a culture of swiping left or right on a dating app, signaling approval or disapproval.
On their site, she says, everybody knows what they're signing up for in the beginning.
"You know you're going to meet the person who is who they say they are and they are looking for what you're looking for, because you've already gotten that out of the way."
She says UTSA currently has 875 students who are members, seeking a wealthy benefactor.
"They want to meet guys who can set them up for success," she says.
Georgia State University not only has the most members, they also saw the most growth in 2018.