The website does not promote a direct exchange for sex, so using it does not directly violate the law, said Jackson County Sheriff Steve Rand.
However, he said the website is potentially dangerous.“The Internet is the wild, wild west and there ain’t no sheriff,” Rand said.
"I didn't have one, so she told me no."Afterward, Adams, 21, spent two or three hours making a dating resume in case another girl ever asked.
On Wednesday, MSU student Ashley Harrison posted on MSU's Class of 2018 Facebook page that her roommate needed a formal date. I've gotten endless support from so many unique and lovely people literally across the globe.
Seeking advertises “mutually beneficial relationships” and has garnered national attention on the Dr. Drew shows, CNN Headline News, ABC’s 20/20, the CBS Morning Show and the Huffington Post for being used by college students to help pay for tuition.“In 2011, we saw an explosion in the number of college students seeking sugar daddies to help pay their college tuition,” Brandon Wade, founder and CEO of Seeking Arrangement.com, said in a press release.
One in every two “sugar babies” who join the website today are college students, and college “sugar babies” now make up 40 percent of the site’s population, the release said.
While it had no students signed up in 2011, Hillsdale College has had 11 overall.
Overall, teens experience this digital dating abuse at similar rates, but girls reported that they were more upset by these behaviors and reported more negative emotional responses.
"Although digital dating abuse is potentially harmful for all youth, gender matters," said Lauren Reed, the study's lead author and an assistant project scientist at University of California-Santa Barbara.
The numbers and universities are identified by students who register on the site using their “.edu” email address.
They automatically receive a free premium membership upgrade and are classified as “College Sugar Babies,” which receive three times more inquires from potential “Sugar Daddies,” the release said.