Kristen Sze Sunday, February 15, A controversial website is connecting local men with young women for cash. It's one of several websites out there now that has people "seeking arrangements. Is it even legal? It's attracting a lot of young people looking to make some quick cash. She's looking for a "sugar daddy" to help pay her bills; he's got money and is willing to part with it for some "quality time" with a "sugar baby. Kennedy read us her profile, "I am I am smart, bubbly and independent.
I've had sugar daddies pay my car notes, pay my rent," said Kennedy. Kennedy is a nursing student in Houston and a single mom. She doesn't want to reveal her identity for fear people will find out.
She says she has met four men online who have paid her to provide companionship and conversation, but nothing beyond that. It's about so much more than that. It can be any relationship that you want," said Kennedy. The website operators wouldn't let us show you who is on it, but if you scroll though the site, it's hard to not think it's about sex.
Listing after listing, shows off scantily or barely clad men and women in seductive poses. ABC7 News met a man who we will call "Tom". He's what the website calls a "sugar daddy" and we've disguised his identity as well. You find a lot of people on the site that are not necessarily looking for physical relationships, and I am one of that kind. Tom said, "I've come to a place in life where life has become a bit monotonous, so I need to break that monotony.
Tom said, "As long as I find basic things like ambition, and a positive attitude in life, and smart and beautiful, that's a good fit I think.
Website spokeswoman Angela Jacob Bermudo disputes that claim. She said, "Some sugar babies I've met have gotten jobs, have gotten into grad school, even started their own businesses with the help of their sugar daddies. I would beg to differ that they are in any way vulnerable. I think they're definitely empowered. He says this is a legal grey area. Soffer added, "There is everything unlawful -- it's called prostitution -- about giving something valuable to someone in exchange for sex.
Bermudo said, "We don't allow prostitution on the website. Tom said, "They're essentially people with unconventional needs who can come together on the site and see if they find a fit.
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