Some NM students becoming 'sugar babies' to pay for college

From KOB-TV:

Being a “sugar baby” in New Mexico is lucrative for some college students.

In exchange for her time, Monica, a University of New Mexico student, told KOB she’s received money, tuition, trips, cars and even a townhouse from men.

According to, she’s one of 650 UNM students who use the websites to connect with "sugar daddies.”

“I've met scientists, businessmen, it depends,” Monica told KOB 4.

According to the website, more than 2.7 million students in the country have signed up, looking for “sugar daddies” or “sugar mamas” to "secure a better future."

Kimberly De La Cruz, a spokesperson for SeekingArrangment, said the average “sugar daddy” is a 47-year-old businessman looking for something casual.

“Often times it’s not traditional having milestones like moving into together or meeting the parents,” she said.

Monica claims most of her “sugar daddies” have been businessmen who are visiting from out of town.

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