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Saddled with piles of student debt and a job-scarce, lackluster economy, current college students and recent graduates are selling themselves to pursue a diploma or pay down their loans.An increasing number, according to the owners of websites that broker such hook-ups, have taken to the web in search of online suitors or wealthy benefactors who, in exchange for sex, companionship, or both, might help with the bills.Taylor doubted that her client could relate to someone who had grown up black and poor in the South Bronx. A month prior, faced with about ,000 in unpaid tuition and overdue bills, Taylor and her roommate typed "tuition," "debt," and "money for school" into Google. Intrigued by the promise of what the site billed as a "college tuition sugar daddy," Taylor created a "sugar baby" profile and eventually connected with the man from Greenwich.While he summered on Martha's Vineyard, she'd likely pass another July and August working retail in Times Square. ("Taylor" is the pseudonym she uses with men she meets online."I just wanted to get it over and done with as quickly as possible," recalls Taylor, forcing out a nervous smile."I just wanted to get out of that situation as safely as possible, pay off my debt, and move on." While she and her host hadn't agreed to a set amount of money, on the drive back to the train station in Greenwich he handed her 0 in cash. I just did what needed to be done." And she's still doing what needs to be done.Jack says he meets up twice a week with a young woman from Seeking Arrangement.He typically forks over about 0 a night -- and that's not including lavish dinners at Daniel or shopping excursions on Madison Avenue.
NEW YORK -- On a Sunday morning in late May, Taylor left her Harlem apartment and boarded a train for Greenwich, Conn.
"Unlike a traditional escort service, I was surprised to find such an educated, smart population," says Jack, during cocktail hour recently at the Ritz-Carlton in Manhattan.
He said he lives next door in a penthouse apartment overlooking Central Park South and pays ,000 a month in rent.
Educated, debt-ridden 20-somethings happen to be an age demographic that intersects nicely with Jack's preferences.
"I only go out with girls 25 and under," says Jack, whose thick head of white hair and bushy eyebrows form a halo around a red, flushed face.