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Orlando College students are hooking up with rich older men through sugar-daddy websites. Is it modern romance, or just an easy way to the sweet life?

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Rob Bartlett

After seven months on Seeking Arrangement, Courtney has considered removing her profile from the site. “I want to go to med school,” she says. “I want to have a husband that’s the same age as me.”

She’s found, though, that deactivating an account on Seeking Arrangement is difficult – almost as difficult as deactivating a Facebook account. But she’s planning to delete herself soon because “at the end of the day it’s just not worth it anymore.”

Serena, though, still sees the value in using the sites. Not only is she enjoying the extra money, she says, she’s also enjoying the companionship. She says she likes looking forward to meeting with someone weekly who she can talk to about “grown-up life.”

“[Sugar daddies are] well-traveled and experienced and can tell you whatever you want to know,” she says. “They’re great for advice, from what should I write my paper on tomorrow to what company should I work for?”

Serena says she will remove her account when she is content with an arrangement or two, and depending upon what comes first – graduation or boredom – she will put the sugar world behind her for good.

“I want to graduate on time, get a job straight out of college – one I enjoy,” she says. “And marry very close to 30. I’m still undecided on kids.”

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