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U.S. Shutdown May Be Driving Traffic To 'Sugar Daddy' Sites
National Public Radio's All Tech Considered ^ | October 5, 2013 | Elise Hu

Posted on 10/05/2013 6:24:24 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

sugar daddy (noun): a well-to-do usually older man who supports or spends lavishly on a mistress, girlfriend, or boyfriend.

The government shutdown may have become a boon for one kind of online dating site — those that help users find sugar daddies.

SeekingArrangment.com, which bills itself as "the world's largest sugar daddy dating website," says it has seen a 50 percent jump in average daily sign-ups since last Sunday, just before congressional intransigence forced the federal government to stop fully functioning. WhatsYourPrice.com, which lets people bid for first dates, reports a similar increase — the average number of daily signups went from 500 to 900 since Sunday.

SeekingArrangement works like other dating sites, providing a platform for people to meet. For a fee, it provides background checks and verification of its users. But as a niche dating community, people go to SeekingArrangement for a certain kind of match — someone to help pay the bills.

"They come here to create mutually beneficial arrangements," says Jennifer Gwynn, the public relations manager for the site, which has been up and running since 2006 and boasts 2 million members. "Usually there is a financial allowance attached to [the pairings], around $3,000 a month," she says....

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How is that different from prostitution?
1 posted on 10/05/2013 6:24:24 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

nothing different.


2 posted on 10/05/2013 6:27:18 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is this where the non-essential gubmint workers are spending
their time now?


3 posted on 10/05/2013 6:29:30 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady (REMOVE ALL EXEMPTIONS, EXCEPTIONS, AND WAIVERS TO OBAMACARE)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I'm not familiar with prostitution but my guess is that it's a lot cheaper than the "Sugar Daddy" site.

$3000 a month?
oy!

4 posted on 10/05/2013 6:31:06 PM PDT by stormhill (Guns Save Lives!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good time to fake being rich. Turn it around on the gold
diggers. Most women sell it to the highest bidder anyway.
I mean it’s not like they have a supper ego or honor or
anything like that. But they are very good at exploiting
mens weakness. Well the ones that have what it takes anyway.
I guess Obama needs put out a bulletin saying the fat and
ugly women hardest hit. It was these types of antics that
got us thrown out of Eden a while back.


5 posted on 10/05/2013 6:35:46 PM PDT by Slambat
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To: Wisconsinlady

It’s the 99% of lazy government “workers” that make the other ones look bad.


6 posted on 10/05/2013 6:36:30 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gov’t workers can surf for pr0n from work. From home ... Not so much.


7 posted on 10/05/2013 6:38:04 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I thought this was (finally) a Ski thread


8 posted on 10/05/2013 6:40:03 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“How is that different from prostitution?”

For one, they don’t actually sign a contract where she gets half of all his stuff if she decides to end the arrangement.


9 posted on 10/05/2013 6:41:14 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LOL


10 posted on 10/05/2013 6:44:07 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position)
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To: Slambat

Isaiah 4:1

In that day seven women will take hold of one man and say, “We will eat our own food and provide our own clothes; only let us be called by your name. Take away our disgrace!”


11 posted on 10/05/2013 6:45:32 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: Paladin2

12 posted on 10/05/2013 6:46:48 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“How is that different from prostitution? “

At $3,000/month divided by 30 days, that would
be $100.00/day. So, I’d say it’s cheaper than
prostitution for the guy, even with some “extras”.


13 posted on 10/05/2013 6:50:05 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Isn’t Heathcare.gov a sugar-daddy site?


14 posted on 10/05/2013 6:59:13 PM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: Henry Hnyellar

When they are done w the kids....

http://dailycaller.com/2013/08/17/shock-claim-40000-public-school-teachers-moonlight-on-sugar-daddy-website/


15 posted on 10/05/2013 7:11:14 PM PDT by Therapsid (t)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
How is that different from prostitution?

More honesty-in-intent fornication (the conveniently forgotten sin of premarital sex), vs. a typical date / dinner at Red Lobster and deep glasses of wine, LOL.

16 posted on 10/05/2013 7:11:44 PM PDT by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh Good Lord. You couldn’t make this up!

Don’t you think the same ‘argument’ could be made about the number of people who have given up looking for work during a ridiculously-weak economic recovery, or workers who have had their hours cut by employers facing Obamacare mandates?

Nope — it’s all because of the evil, mean-spirited Republicans who shut down the government because they’re racists. And before that — the sequester. Another Republican scheme to undermine America.

One barf bag ain’t enough. Where’s my throw-up pot?


17 posted on 10/05/2013 7:16:49 PM PDT by DJ Frisat ((optional, printed after my name on post))
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18 posted on 10/05/2013 7:24:55 PM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“How is that different from prostitution?”

How is wholesale different from retail?

How is a monthly lease different from a daily rental?


19 posted on 10/05/2013 7:36:19 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Slambat

The site’s just saying out in the open what most women are looking for anyway. Just try to date a woman in your late 20s or 30s now. Once they find out you’re not earning 6 figures or more they’ll find some excuse to say they’re not interested in continuing the relationship. Most women are extremely materialistic and don’t seem to have any concept of, interest in, or belief in actual love.


20 posted on 10/05/2013 7:43:12 PM PDT by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good marketing by the Sugar Daddy sites to plant a shutdown story with the useful idiots at NPR.


21 posted on 10/05/2013 7:45:36 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: DJ Frisat
I guess once Obamacare sign-ups started and they learned health care isn't going to be free, they decided to look for another easy source of income.


22 posted on 10/05/2013 7:46:13 PM PDT by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Indeed.


23 posted on 10/05/2013 7:47:42 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Obama should hire their IT staff to revamp the Obamacare site. At least they’ve had no trouble managing the increased traffic.


24 posted on 10/05/2013 7:49:55 PM PDT by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: JediJones

“Most women are extremely materialistic and don’t seem to have any concept of, interest in, or belief in actual love.”

That’s old news. For the majority of human history women
were auctioned off to the highest bidder by their own family.
This romance, love and marriage was mainly for the upper
class. Today they have taken the reins and are doing
the auctioning themselves.
So I guess in a sense they have been liberated.
They do have their uses though.


25 posted on 10/05/2013 7:59:19 PM PDT by Slambat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I guess all those young page boys and girls on Capitol Hill aren’t getting as many goodies out of their dirty old men in Congress. These are the type of old men who would buy their wives a 200 dollar set of cookware for their birthday, and then buy a 12,000 dollar diamond necklace for their girlfriend on her birthday. Or a new purple Lamborghini for their 19-year-old boyfriend.


26 posted on 10/05/2013 8:00:53 PM PDT by jespasinthru (Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.)
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To: JediJones
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5lwm-ODGIE

Good Ole Bellamy Brothers.

27 posted on 10/05/2013 8:05:37 PM PDT by onona (The Earth is the insane asylum for the universe (yup, I belong))
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

“In that day seven women will take hold of one man and say, “We will eat our own food and provide our own clothes; only let us be called by your name. Take away our disgrace!”

God may have made women weaker in strength and incapable
of controlling their emotions but he did give them something
that they can always make a living with. Well some of them
anyway.

Jerome The Pimp 1:1


28 posted on 10/05/2013 8:10:59 PM PDT by Slambat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

May all of these posters have daughters....


29 posted on 10/05/2013 8:11:51 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: onona
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5lwm-ODGIE

The Bellamy Brothers "Sugar Daddy"

30 posted on 10/05/2013 8:12:48 PM PDT by onona (The Earth is the insane asylum for the universe (yup, I belong))
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To: jespasinthru

“These are the type of old men who would buy their wives a 200 dollar set of cookware for their birthday, and then buy a 12,000 dollar diamond necklace for their girlfriend on her birthday.”

Yes and for some the necklace was the wife’s idea. I’m
sure some of those old cougar broads have their own
thing going on. Like the Beast and that Abedin Weiner chick.


31 posted on 10/05/2013 8:18:00 PM PDT by Slambat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is there a sugar mama website?


32 posted on 10/05/2013 8:21:03 PM PDT by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is there a sugar mama website?


33 posted on 10/05/2013 8:24:02 PM PDT by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: JediJones

“Once they find out you’re not earning 6 figures or more they’ll find some excuse to say they’re not interested”

There is a way around it. Play a mean guitar. Hay it’s
the only way I can date out of my league.
You could take a tip from Ron White. You can fix saggy
boobs, pay for cosmetic surgury, liposuxion the works but
the one thing you can’t fix is “stupid”. So all you have to
do is find a smart one. Yea, good luck with that one.


34 posted on 10/05/2013 8:27:20 PM PDT by Slambat
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To: Mamzelle

“May all of these posters have daughters....”

I know what you mean. Believe me, I know.


35 posted on 10/05/2013 8:32:13 PM PDT by Slambat
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To: TruthWillWin

“Is there a sugar mama website?”

I don’t know about a site but they call the guys
“Fixerupers”.
There are a lot of women who make some serious dough
and do the same thing. It’s just, they are women, and
there’s not enough of them to afford a profitable web
site. The best way to meet them is to be clean and work
in some residential service. You’ll know when you have one
on the hook when they tell you where the key is hid and
they leave girly things laying around and a note that
says “make yourself at home”.


36 posted on 10/05/2013 8:44:42 PM PDT by Slambat
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To: Paladin2

37 posted on 10/05/2013 9:25:38 PM PDT by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: MV=PY
I don't own any current SL skis, though I'm not opposed to trying some.

I'm somewhat old Skool in that I still find that the "short skis suck, long skis truck" meme works for me (Salomon AK Rockets in 200cm are my everyday ski).

(And I have a collection of DH race stock skis to play with).

(Gradient is the elixir of youth)

(Faster, Faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death.)

Just sayin' ;-)

38 posted on 10/05/2013 9:37:12 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I thought this was what “Craig’s List” was for?


39 posted on 10/05/2013 9:46:03 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard
Craigs List isn't just for

these?

40 posted on 10/05/2013 9:48:53 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2
LOL.


41 posted on 10/05/2013 9:50:33 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Lancey Howard

Craigslist got rid of hooker and happy ending ads several years ago. Backpage picked up the slack.


42 posted on 10/05/2013 9:50:46 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Craigslist got rid of hooker and happy ending ads several years ago. Backpage picked up the slack.

"Backpage", huh? Interesting. Thanks for the tip.

43 posted on 10/05/2013 10:20:38 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t really get this. Is our federal gov’t really supporting millions of young gals who suddenly (in one week!) need “sugar daddies”? This is like something out of the Onion.


44 posted on 10/06/2013 1:45:09 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: Slambat

In what was formerly referred to as “Seizure World” (Leisure World), a Retirement Community in South Orange County, CA, they say the old guys are all looking for a “Nurse with a Purse”.


45 posted on 10/06/2013 1:54:57 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Due to the Federal Government Shutdown, the Tagline is closed.)
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