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An increasing number, according to the owners of websites that broker such hook-ups, have taken to the web in search of online suitors or wealthy benefactors who, in exchange for sex, companionship, or both, might help with the bills.The past few years have taken an especially brutal toll on the plans and expectations of 20-somethings.
She planned on spending the day with a man she had met online, but not in person.
"Over the past few years, the number of college students using our site has exploded," says Brandon Wade, the 41-year-old founder of Seeking Arrangement.
Of the site's approximately 800,000 members, Wade estimates that 35 percent are students.
While he summered on Martha's Vineyard, she'd likely pass another July and August working retail in Times Square. ("Taylor" is the pseudonym she uses with men she meets online.
Neither she nor any of the other women interviewed for this article permitted their real names be used.) In her profile on the site, Taylor describes herself as "a full-time college student studying psychology and looking to meet someone to help pay the bills." Photos on the site show her in revealing outfits, a mane of caramel-colored hair framing her face.