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2021 Dirty Dozen List: Seeking Arrangement

Why Does GooglePlay Host This Exploitive App?

Sugar dating is marketed as relationships in which young, attractive women can meet “experienced men” who will provide everything from mentorship to all expenses paid lavish vacations. In this system, men are encouraged to engage in no strings attached relationships with beautiful young women. Meanwhile, “sugar babies” are told that this experience will empower them and…

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Student Debt Is Being Weaponized to Entice College Students Into Sugar Dating

By Tamar Arenson The tragic death of college student Mackenzie Lueck exemplifies the ever-increasing dangers of the sugar dating world. Mackenzie, a student at the University of Utah, was involved in the sugar dating world and had written in posts online that she had profiles on Tinder and SeekingArrangement in which she had explicitly stated…

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Examples of First Messages from Men

Below is a sample of first messages sent by men through SeekingArrangement:      

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Why are Staples, Zillow, and More Advertising on a Sugar Dating Website?

Staples, Zillow, and Xfinity, have placed ads on SeekingArrangement (and therefore helped fund its sexually exploitive message).   Research has found that “the majority of sugar dating and other similar sex for money ‘mutually beneficial arrangements’ are illegal, as they are forms of prostitution, and state prostitution statutes should reflect this reality, regardless of the wealth…

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