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(Yahoo)   To pay for college, some students resort to being guinea pigs for medical testing, donating eggs to fertility clinics, or relying on sugar daddies. What happened to the good old days of stripping your way to an education?   (finance.yahoo.com) divider line 40
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2012-09-19 04:08:56 AM  
One 21-year-old student said she receives a monthly allowance from a 37-year-old "sugar daddy" she met through online dating site SeekingArrangement.com, which helps rich men find young women who are looking to be supported financially. In exchange for her company, she says her sugar daddy has been making her full tuition payments of $1,500 each month.

How much "company" does $1500 a month buy for the sugar daddy?

If they get together and "play cribbage" say, three times a week, that works out to $125 per visit. I'm not sure about the going rate for cribbage, but I guess the guy feels it's worth it.
 
2012-09-19 04:10:54 AM  
I donated eggs a few years ago. Worked out to about $5k a piece. That's how I paid of my student loans, coincidentally.
 
2012-09-19 04:12:10 AM  
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2012-09-19 04:15:45 AM  

gadian: I donated eggs a few years ago. Worked out to about $5k a piece. That's how I paid of my student loans, coincidentally.


I was looking into it when I started university, but the practice is illegal here in Canada. (although it still happens on the DL)
 
2012-09-19 04:19:36 AM  
sigh.

i was a student-custodian at the university of iowa, wandering the halls of van allen hall with my happy janitor cart and a scowl while peeling used maxi-pads off restroom stalls.
 
2012-09-19 04:36:26 AM  
OOh ooh I want to be a lab rat.

No really.

As long as it's not too dangerous.
 
2012-09-19 04:42:57 AM  
So all I gotta do is spank it into a cup a few times a week and I can almost double my monthly salary? And here I am paying for tissues.
 
2012-09-19 04:43:27 AM  
I while ago I worked a job that required me to spend most of my time on the MIT campus. One of the really disturbing things I encountered was the number of ads looking for egg donors that were targeted specifically at MIT - you get this wierd feeling that there's still people out there trying to breed breed a race of Übermenschen.

(Of course, if I remember, the rate for "athletic MIT student eggs" was significantly higher than is typical...)
 
2012-09-19 05:28:43 AM  

miss diminutive: One 21-year-old student said she receives a monthly allowance from a 37-year-old "sugar daddy" she met through online dating site SeekingArrangement.com, which helps rich men find young women who are looking to be supported financially. In exchange for her company, she says her sugar daddy has been making her full tuition payments of $1,500 each month.

How much "company" does $1500 a month buy for the sugar daddy?

If they get together and "play cribbage" say, three times a week, that works out to $125 per visit. I'm not sure about the going rate for cribbage, but I guess the guy feels it's worth it.


It's a bit spendy for cribbage, but it would be within negotiable range for me, provided she was a skilled, enthusiastic cribbage player with a good, well maintained set of equipment.
 
2012-09-19 06:39:44 AM  

Martian_Astronomer: I while ago I worked a job that required me to spend most of my time on the MIT campus. One of the really disturbing things I encountered was the number of ads looking for egg donors that were targeted specifically at MIT - you get this wierd feeling that there's still people out there trying to breed breed a race of Übermenschen.

(Of course, if I remember, the rate for "athletic MIT student eggs" was significantly higher than is typical...)


Seems like they want geek brains without the skinny out-of-shape bodies all that studying and research leads to. It's difficult, if not impossible to retain a ripped, body-builder physique while working on a thesis for your MS/PhD. I wonder how many of them were couples as opposed to single women with too-high expectations from life.
 
2012-09-19 06:40:07 AM  
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2012-09-19 07:04:42 AM  

tomWright: Seems like they want geek brains without the skinny out-of-shape bodies all that studying and research leads to. It's difficult, if not impossible to retain a ripped, body-builder physique while working on a thesis for your MS/PhD. I wonder how many of them were couples as opposed to single women with too-high expectations from life.


"Body-builder" is difficult, but having spent a few years living amongst grad students at MIT, you'd be surprised at how many of them are in really good shape. Driven, type-A people are frequently very disciplined in maintaining a workout schedule.

/ Genetics is only a part of this, though
// Also, I kind of have a thing for intelligent, driven, skinny women, so I do miss being there
 
2012-09-19 07:34:13 AM  
Back when I was in college (early 80's), several of my friends donated blood and plasma to earn some extra money. One did sign up to be a lab rat but don't know if he was accepted or not. Another one was hired by a company to man a phone in a computer lab during late evenings. If the computer had problems, or the building lost power, he was to call a # on the phone and tell the person on the other end what happened. He set an alarm clock to wake him every two hours and slept during his shift.

/basically he was a human alarm for an electronic system
//rather than an electronic alarm for a human
 
2012-09-19 07:41:25 AM  
At my university, most of the kids sold their blood or were paid for experimental treatments for various medical treatments and some had very unusual side effects. The money a few of those programs were paying every month were pretty amazing.
 
2012-09-19 08:12:19 AM  

ShannonKW: It's a bit spendy for cribbage, but it would be within negotiable range for me, provided she was a skilled, enthusiastic cribbage player with a good, well maintained set of equipment.


Really? Do you have any idea how hard it is to find a good cribbage player these days? Especially one that isn't already sitting in a retirement home, just a sideways glance from death? $125 for a healthy, young, nubile cribbage player is a steal.
 
2012-09-19 08:21:29 AM  

miss diminutive: One 21-year-old student said she receives a monthly allowance from a 37-year-old "sugar daddy" she met through online dating site SeekingArrangement.com, which helps rich men find young women who are looking to be supported financially. In exchange for her company, she says her sugar daddy has been making her full tuition payments of $1,500 each month.

How much "company" does $1500 a month buy for the sugar daddy?

If they get together and "play cribbage" say, three times a week, that works out to $125 per visit. I'm not sure about the going rate for cribbage, but I guess the guy feels it's worth it.


I doubt they're playing cribbage. Most likely it's poker. :)
 
2012-09-19 08:30:39 AM  

incendi: Really? Do you have any idea how hard it is to find a good cribbage player these days? Especially one that isn't already sitting in a retirement home, just a sideways glance from death? $125 for a healthy, young, nubile cribbage player is a steal.


seriously. I could spend $125 on drinks alone before I get a game in. And then it's just some othello in the parking lot.
 
2012-09-19 09:06:30 AM  
I guess you could do worse with your money than put some hot chick through school...
 
2012-09-19 09:13:08 AM  

incendi: Do you have any idea how hard it is to find a good cribbage player these days? Especially one that isn't already sitting in a retirement home, just a sideways glance from death? $125 for a healthy, young, nubile cribbage player is a steal.


Tell me about it. Now, if you want cribbage you can get cribbage, provided you know where to look. But, more often than not she's gonna have floppy, worn-out cards and cheap, meager pieces. Also likely it is that she'll be long in the tooth and tired, watching the clock and playing the same old moves. $125 is a bit much on my budget, but I might well make room if a snappy, young partner came available.
 
2012-09-19 09:17:47 AM  
Did the plasma donation a few times, but was only $15 per donation back in the day.

Otherwise I worked for the campus catering company and took out loans.

Then again university was a lot cheaper in the 90's, children of working poor parents could actually go to university and escape without mountains of debt.
 
2012-09-19 09:28:23 AM  

Headso: I guess you could do worse with your money than put some hot chick through school...


It's perfectly reasonable to look at it as an investment. Say you pay for the schooling of a smart, reasonably attractive woman. You start by giving her a leg up on life, which you can then come to collect on in the future. Need a manager for something? A contact in the younger circles? Loyal underling? Bam, done. Investing in the right people is often worth far more than the price of a college education.
 
2012-09-19 09:30:57 AM  
Why strip when you can clean up dog poop for something like $40 to $60 per hour? No, I'm not kidding.

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Exhibit A)
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2012-09-19 09:51:02 AM  
Is this SeekingArrangement.com site SFW? I'm not exactly rich, but I could easily swing $1500 a month for a decent cribbage partner. It's less than my mortgage.

Hell, in-state tuition at UT is only like $5000 a semester. I'll even throw in a free boob job at that price.
 
2012-09-19 10:02:15 AM  

Martian_Astronomer: I while ago I worked a job that required me to spend most of my time on the MIT campus. One of the really disturbing things I encountered was the number of ads looking for egg donors that were targeted specifically at MIT - you get this wierd feeling that there's still people out there trying to breed breed a race of Übermenschen.

(Of course, if I remember, the rate for "athletic MIT student eggs" was significantly higher than is typical...)


From what I remember reading years ago, most children inherit their intelligence from their mothers.

/Want a smart kid? Forget the hotties, go for the librarian.
 
2012-09-19 10:05:30 AM  

LoneCoon: Headso: I guess you could do worse with your money than put some hot chick through school...

It's perfectly reasonable to look at it as an investment. Say you pay for the schooling of a smart, reasonably attractive woman. You start by giving her a leg up on life, which you can then come to collect on in the future. Need a manager for something? A contact in the younger circles? Loyal underling? Bam, done. Investing in the right people is often worth far more than the price of a college education.


Most of these "arrangements" last about three months.
 
2012-09-19 10:13:55 AM  

LoneCoon: Headso: I guess you could do worse with your money than put some hot chick through school...

It's perfectly reasonable to look at it as an investment. Say you pay for the schooling of a smart, reasonably attractive woman. You start by giving her a leg up on life, which you can then come to collect on in the future. Need a manager for something? A contact in the younger circles? Loyal underling? Bam, done. Investing in the right people is often worth far more than the price of a college education.


I would never work for a guy I used to fark for tuition. Too much risk if he can't keep his mouth shut. I'm sure that having everyone in your workplace know how you got your job is great for the career.
 
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2012-09-19 10:14:26 AM  
FTFA: John McKinley-Campbell had no job, $135,000 in student loan debt and he wanted to go back to school to get his Ph.D. at Florida International University. He lived in a medical facility for 14 days to test an arthritis medication and then signed up to receive injections of a breast cancer drug through an IV over the course of 8 days.

WTF??
 
2012-09-19 10:42:55 AM  
Anybody remember the show "Two Guys, A Girl, And a Pizza Place", the first season before they just renamed it to "Two Guys and a Girl". It was sad enough that they got rid of the pizza place, but they also took out the bit about the blond guy doing medical tests for money, and all the crazy side effects he'd experience. That was one of the best parts of the show.
 
2012-09-19 11:46:24 AM  

fireclown: incendi: Really? Do you have any idea how hard it is to find a good cribbage player these days? Especially one that isn't already sitting in a retirement home, just a sideways glance from death? $125 for a healthy, young, nubile cribbage player is a steal.

seriously. I could spend $125 on drinks alone before I get a game in. And then it's just some othello in the parking lot.


If you both drink $125 of booze, make sure it doesn't turn into 'Connect Four'
 
2012-09-19 11:55:36 AM  

MycroftHolmes


fireclown: incendi: Really? Do you have any idea how hard it is to find a good cribbage player these days? Especially one that isn't already sitting in a retirement home, just a sideways glance from death? $125 for a healthy, young, nubile cribbage player is a steal.

seriously. I could spend $125 on drinks alone before I get a game in. And then it's just some othello in the parking lot.

If you both drink $125 of booze, make sure it doesn't turn into 'Connect Four'


"Pretty sneaky, sis."


Ew.
 
2012-09-19 12:08:30 PM  

serial_crusher: Is this SeekingArrangement.com site SFW? I'm not exactly rich, but I could easily swing $1500 a month for a decent cribbage partner. It's less than my mortgage.

Hell, in-state tuition at UT is only like $5000 a semester. I'll even throw in a free boob job at that price.


If you are willing to spend that much on cribbage, you really need to get out more.
 
2012-09-19 12:09:16 PM  
I screwed up in school. I worked as many hours as I could at my two and sometimes three part-time jobs. As a dude, it never occurred to me I could suck cork to get through school. But I did suck a lot of rugs at the restaurant I worked at. Not that kind of rug - I used a Kirby.
 
2012-09-19 12:23:58 PM  

Martian_Astronomer: I while ago I worked a job that required me to spend most of my time on the MIT campus. One of the really disturbing things I encountered was the number of ads looking for egg donors that were targeted specifically at MIT - you get this wierd feeling that there's still people out there trying to breed breed a race of Übermenschen.

(Of course, if I remember, the rate for "athletic MIT student eggs" was significantly higher than is typical...)


I knew a Harvard grad who had a subscription to a mag devoted to Ivy-League-only dating, so yes there is that attitude. The guy was short, pear-shaped and spoke with a lisp despite being straight, so YMMV.
 
2012-09-19 12:28:59 PM  

fireclown: it's just some othello in the parking lot


????? Is this where someone strangles someone over a handkerchief?
 
2012-09-19 12:36:41 PM  
That sugardaddy/sugarbaby thing sounds pretty asymmetric to me. NTTAWWT, but I prefer a level playing field where each party is risking an equal amount... and it's equally easy to set up a mutually beneficial arrangement. Ashley Madison, except that site's gotten so overrun with would-be sugarbabies that I think something else must have superceded it.
 
2012-09-19 12:45:38 PM  

tomWright: Seems like they want geek brains without the skinny out-of-shape bodies all that studying and research leads to. It's difficult, if not impossible to retain a ripped, body-builder physique while working on a thesis for your MS/PhD. I wonder how many of them were couples as opposed to single women with too-high expectations from life.


The trick to keeping an athletic physique in an MS/PhD program at my graduate school apparently involved banging your advisor. One researcher had a veritable Playboy Mansion of hardbody genetics students who surprisingly spent most of their time at the gym and never in the lab.

/Former lab rat
//Best shape of my life was in grad school, but I had to work out at 5-6am since the rest of the waking day was devoted to studies and research
 
2012-09-19 02:22:14 PM  
This thread is sadly lacking in pictures of said college-going strippers.
 
2012-09-19 03:00:19 PM  
miss diminutive & ShannonKW I don't think that cribbage is in play with the word "pegging" any more.
 
2012-09-20 12:57:39 AM  
Stripping just don't cut it anymore, not with the internet theseadays posting closeups that would make a gynaecologist freak out. The way tuition costs are going the gals are going to have to give up every orifice they got AND do bondage porn just to keep the bills paid.
 
2012-09-20 12:59:59 AM  

DupeOfURL: miss diminutive & ShannonKW I don't think that cribbage is in play with the word "pegging" any more.


Don't knock it till you try it.
 
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