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“You have the huge power imbalance with gender, age, class and sometimes race,” Belknap said.

“Are they consenting, or is this just, ‘I really need to get a college degree, and I can’t do that working at Starbucks a few hours a week.’ Yes, legally, they’re adults, but it just seems highly exploitative to me.” Though Seeking Arrangement, clients self-report their ages, the website tries to make sure the babies are not younger than 18. we manually approve or deny each profile, picture and account before it is ever live on the site, meaning e-mail and reverse image searches to make sure that people are of age,” said website spokeswoman Brook Urick.

“I want something that feels more like an actual girlfriend,” he said.

“I want something that’s somewhere between a normal relationship and an arrangement.” There are more than 2,700 sugar daddies registered with Seeking Arrangement in the Denver area and 202 sugar mamas, according to the website.

They eat that up.” The sugar daddy, who has given ,000 a month in cash to his most serious sugar baby, said rather than viewing his dates as transactional, he sees them as companionship.

When the companionship becomes “serious,” he said sex is involved.

A 43-year-old Greeley-based sugar daddy who uses Seeking Arrangement and spoke on condition of anonymity for privacy reasons, has gone on at least 50 dates with sugar babies since he started using the site in September, he said.

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Vanessa, who did not want her full name used for privacy reasons, describes herself as a “sugar baby” — part of a growing population of primarily college women who are turning to men of means to make ends meet amid soaring expenses.

How the transaction plays out — up to and including sex — is up to the participants.

The website and its mission seemed to fly under the radar of local law enforcement — who all agreed on the site’s legality but said they’d never heard of it — and alarmed experts concerned about the young adults’ possible victimization. The University of Colorado was ranked 18th out of 20 fastest-growing sugar baby schools for this past year.

Her allowance doesn’t include occasional gifts, like a trip to Las Vegas with a

Vanessa, who did not want her full name used for privacy reasons, describes herself as a “sugar baby” — part of a growing population of primarily college women who are turning to men of means to make ends meet amid soaring expenses.

How the transaction plays out — up to and including sex — is up to the participants.

The website and its mission seemed to fly under the radar of local law enforcement — who all agreed on the site’s legality but said they’d never heard of it — and alarmed experts concerned about the young adults’ possible victimization. The University of Colorado was ranked 18th out of 20 fastest-growing sugar baby schools for this past year.

Her allowance doesn’t include occasional gifts, like a trip to Las Vegas with a $1,000 daily shopping allowance, a Fendi purse or dinner dates.

In exchange for the financial support, Vanessa said the confident older men seek companionship with someone they can mentor. They’re just successful enough to give you gifts, too.” The Greeley sugar daddy said he understands that some people might think the site condones prostitution, but he said he doesn’t view it as an escort service.

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Vanessa, who did not want her full name used for privacy reasons, describes herself as a “sugar baby” — part of a growing population of primarily college women who are turning to men of means to make ends meet amid soaring expenses.How the transaction plays out — up to and including sex — is up to the participants.The website and its mission seemed to fly under the radar of local law enforcement — who all agreed on the site’s legality but said they’d never heard of it — and alarmed experts concerned about the young adults’ possible victimization. The University of Colorado was ranked 18th out of 20 fastest-growing sugar baby schools for this past year.Her allowance doesn’t include occasional gifts, like a trip to Las Vegas with a $1,000 daily shopping allowance, a Fendi purse or dinner dates.In exchange for the financial support, Vanessa said the confident older men seek companionship with someone they can mentor. They’re just successful enough to give you gifts, too.” The Greeley sugar daddy said he understands that some people might think the site condones prostitution, but he said he doesn’t view it as an escort service.

,000 daily shopping allowance, a Fendi purse or dinner dates.

In exchange for the financial support, Vanessa said the confident older men seek companionship with someone they can mentor. They’re just successful enough to give you gifts, too.” The Greeley sugar daddy said he understands that some people might think the site condones prostitution, but he said he doesn’t view it as an escort service.