However, this new phenomenon is sweeping colleges across the nation, and the website skirts the issue of prostitution by promoting "Sugar Baby University," a platform where young women can exchange "companionship" for guidance, and in some cases, intimacy.
The website launched in 2006 and has over 5 million users of which 2 million are college students, according to the website's statistics, which tracks student registrations with their (dot) edu email addresses.
By the time she was 25, Ling was Channel One’s war correspondent. I probably traveled the world a couple times over in my late teens, early twenties, and it just opened my eyes to all the fascinating stories out there, the fascinating world that we live in,” she says, “and it propelled me to want to tell stories.”More than 20 years later, Ling still buzzes with the enthusiasm she had for storytelling at the start of her career, and these days, she is exploring all kinds of unusual subcultures through her CNN documentary series have found her meeting sugar daddies who pay for the company they keep, Mormons struggling with drug addiction and the now adult progeny of a genius sperm bank.
“I think you can categorize them as human interest stories.
Seeking is a self-proclaimed platform that provides"mentorship and quality companionship" for college students -- more often than not, young women.These women, "sugar babies," are showered with riches by much wealthier, older men, "sugar daddies," in exchange for companionship.It is inevitable to think the only thing men seek is sex.There are too many people who are single, lonely, and/or hoping to meet Mr. Online dating keeps disappointing and wasting their money, time, and effort. They can always go back overseas and try again (like Mark Davis of Dream Connections has for his wife and business partner Anna).
But, international dating can lead them to amazingly and unexpectedly good results.
They’re explorations of the worlds within our world, and while they’re not breaking news, they’re no less journalistic than anything else on CNN,” says Ling, who never passes judgment on her subjects.