Detroit Teachers Moonlight as ‘Sugar Babies’ to Offset Wage Cuts

CBS Detroit, August 28, 2013

It’s back-to-school season and many Detroit teachers are struggling in the wake of budget cuts and overcrowded classrooms.


So, what are some Detroit women doing to offset their struggles in the classroom? Well, they’re becoming “sugar babies” of course— seeking financial assistance from wealthy men online.

In the Detroit School District alone, 201 teachers are moonlighting as sugar babies to offset wage cuts and job losses, according to dating website

Brandon Wade, the website’s founder and CEO, said the average public school teacher registered on the site is between the ages of 28- and 33-years-old, and asks for approximately $3,000 a month in financial assistance from her sugar daddy.


While the number of Detroit school teachers registered on the website might be shocking to some, it’s actually less than the national average. Wade said the Philadelphia City School District has the highest number of teachers registered on the website at 674, followed by Miami-Dade School District with 507.

“A successful man wants an educated woman by his side, and for this reason, a young, attractive teacher can be a valuable commodity,” Wade said.


In case you were wondering, the website describes a modern sugar daddy as a successful and generous man who is willing to pamper and offer financial help or gifts to a young person in return for friendship and companionship. A “goal seeking sugar baby” is described on the website as a girl who “know(s) you deserve to date someone who will pamper you, empower you, and help you mentally, emotionally and financially.”


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  • WmarkW

    Ho, Ho, Ho
    Merry Christmas

    • I think it was a teacher that once said “Dat d-ck ain’t gonna s-ck itself”.
      She was smart though. Had her MhEad and PheaD degrees.

    • me

      I wonder if they’re using a fake picture–something a little ‘blonder’…..

  • Spartacus

    “A successful man wants an educated woman by his side, and for this
    reason, a young, attractive teacher can be a valuable commodity,” Wade


    I doubt the vast majority of teachers, especially black ones, can be considered as being educated .

    • OlderWoman

      Or attractive.

      • RisingReich

        Nor a commodity. Commodity conveys value.

      • Tarczan

        You beat me to it. Didn’t see your comment.

    • Tarczan

      Or attractive.

    • Young teachers tend to be libtards who think race is a social construct. If I was single, given the choice between getting involved with one of those and spending $3 grand on more shop tools for my basement, I would pick the latter and stay home.

      • Spartacus

        Smart man .

  • MekongDelta69

    Who in the hell in their right mind, would want one of these ‘beauties’? (and I’m ‘sure’ they have that world-renown intellect to go with their ‘Nubian beauty’)

    [And don’t ‘axe’ me to put “/sarc” here!]

    • dukem1

      Axe me no questions and I’ll tell you no lies.

  • Rhialto

    You can make up your own jokes as well as I can, but isn’t engaging in prostitution,grounds for and reason to, dismiss a teacher? It used to be!

    • bigone4u

      Lots of things used to be grounds for dismissal–lesbian, unmarried and pregnant, living with boyfriend, but no more. This kind of relationship is more akin to a wealthy boyfriend-poor girlfriend situation. Many young males today pay off their girlfriend’s credit card balance each month. Is that prostitution? One thing that can get a teacher fired is doing porn. Stacy Hallas aka Tiffany Six was outed by her students and then fired for doing interracial group porn, etc.

      • MartelC

        oh i know things you can get fire for:
        1. a biology teacher says race exists
        2. a teacher belongs to a Christian group opposed to gay marriage
        You get the picture.

        • vladdy1

          or you tell the truth about muslims.

    • dukem1

      Moral turpitude..Dat’s ol’ school.
      Dis be empowerment.

  • Puggg

    asks for approximately $3,000 a month in financial assistance from her sugar daddy.

    And that’s on top of what they make in their regular job. I barely clear $3,000 a month from my one and only job.

    • bigone4u

      Be happy. You don’t have to keep company with the scumbags who seek out sugar babies.

      • Puggg

        Among other things. I was in a short term mistake marriage in my early 20s. Thankfully we both came to the easy and quick mutual understanding about what a mistake we made, we didn’t have any kids or have any real assets to fight over, so the divorce was quick, easy and painless as far as divorces go. And I’m in no hurry to get married again.

    • serious123

      That is a lot of education, $3,000 a month.

  • ViktorNN

    $3000/month for a gigantic rear-ended, screeching, chicken-headed, semi-retarded, she-beast with early onset diabetes and 3 kids by 3 different fathers.

    What a deal.

  • “A successful man wants an educated woman by his side, and for this reason, a young, attractive teacher can be a valuable commodity,” Wade said.

    I doubt there are that many actually educated women teaching for DPS or Miami-Dade.
    I am sure there are plenty of those edjumacated womins doin’ teachin though in both.

  • RisingReich

    Can we pay them $3k a month to LEAVE THE US?

    Is that possible? (sarcasm off)

  • bigone4u

    In 1992 I had my first sugar baby in one of my classes I taught at the university. She was an attractive, but not stunning, white female who took up with a married Middle Easterner in exchange for $5000 a month on her credit card, tuition paid, apartment paid, plus a car in his name for her regular use. I talked to some of the other girls about this issue and was shocked to learn that all of them knew a sugar baby. So, I am guessing that many of the Detroit sugar babies and sugar babies across America began finding sugar daddies when they were in college. One of the professors I knew was a sugar daddy, but he couldn’t hang on to his babies because of his jealously. Sugar babies often reserve the right to have boyfriends as well as sugar daddies. Bottom line: This is NOT an exclusively black phenomena.

    • pcmustgo

      Indeed, I’ve known some sugar babies, but Black women are more likely to do this, as well as be strippers and prostitutes , because they come from poor backgrounds… due to be the out of wedlock children of single mothers.

    • dukem1

      But how stupid these “sugar daddies” must be.
      I pay Mrs. Dukem1 way less than 3k P/M, and I get all this stuff plus she cooks, cleans up, does the laundry, waters the flowers (she does have a bit of a green thumb), shops for groceries, answers the phone.
      Actually, I’ve just promoted her, after a 30 year career as my personal assistant, to a full on staff position. It’s more responsibility, but she’s shown she can handle the pressure.
      Gotta go now, cuz here she comes, once again, with a skillet in her ha

      • Gotsumpnferya

        Like the ending of the Sopranos .
        Brilliant .

  • NeanderthalDNA

    “A successful man wants an educated woman by his side, and for this reason, a young, attractive teacher can be a valuable commodity,” Wade said.


    Paid in stripper dollars?


  • Gotsumpnferya

    Somehow I think the Supply far exceeds the Demand in Detroit .

    • bigone4u

      Economics 101 in action. Economics teaches that the sugar babies will have to cut their price. For many of us, that price would be minus $3000 a month or even much more–these sugar babies would have to pay us.

      • ShermanTMcCoy

        If the “sugar babies” are groids, there isn’t enough money to make me want one.

  • shmo123

    “A “goal seeking sugar baby” is described on the website as a girl who
    “know(s) you deserve to date someone who will pamper you, empower you,
    and help you mentally, emotionally and financially.”

    That’s hilarious. Pamper you mentally and emotionally? Like how? I assume they mean something like, “was it good for you baby”, and “the money is on the dresser”, but you gotta go.

  • Mergatroyd

    “Detroit School District alone, 201 teachers are moonlighting as sugar babies”

    A smart teacher wouldn’t be anywhere near Detroit in the first place.

    Somehow, I imagine they all looked like Trayvon’s main hook-up, the charming and effervescent *choke* 300-lb. beauty Rachel Jeantel. Well, some guys like ’em the fatter the better.

  • IKantunderstand

    There are some desperate men out there. Frankly, I don’t know how many teachers in Detroit are Black. But, and I am hazarding a guess here, at least ninety percent are Black. So, we have Black sugar babies. Who the hell are interested in these women? Must be White men! The majority of Black men don’t make enough money; and if they did? They would be hitting on White women. You know, I think this is nothing but wishful thinking on the part of these Detroit teachers.

    • bigone4u

      Bingo. You are so right. Advertising for a sugar daddy and getting one are two different things.

    • Nick A Siggers

      Not all of them are looking for Sugar Daddies, I would venture to guess that the vast majority are looking for “Johns” without attracting the attention of law enforcement.
      Plenty of black men can afford the $50 to make them holler.

  • marula

    Twenty years ago I knew of a number of White University students that paid for their education in this way. More prevalent than generally admitted to.

  • I think the reason we’re seeing these a-la-carte offers is the prevalence of prenuptial agreements. Successful middle-aged guys tend to want to avoid being given a 50% financial haircut if the marriage doesn’t work out, and they also tend to know where to find a pretty good lawyer. An immature gold-digger no longer stands much of a chance.

    What these prostitutes are asking for – at $3000 a month – is a fast-track to the accumulation of clothing, jewelry and vehicles that used to take women until middle-age, all without any commitment to a marriage. There’s a word for $36 grand a year, tax-free, and it isn’t “making ends meet.”

    • Gift tax. Currently, the exclusion is $14k. So if sugar daddy gives her $3k/mo, this means $36k/yr, which means 36 minus 14, or $22,000 of that, is Federally taxable at the rate in the tax bracket she’s already in, or up to the next one if that $22k lifts her above that bracket’s ceiling.

      Not to mention the state, and no, I don’t know Michigan’s gift tax rules.

      • Do you really think these gals report this income? There are all sorts of ways to slop untaxed money into a household budget. For minor purchases, just spend cash. US banks are also not entitled to one’s Social Security number for a non-interest-bearing checking account. A checking account like this is going to be essentially invisible to the IRS, even in an audit.

        • The IRS has been known to try to imply your true income by looking at your lifestyle and the things you own. For instance, if your only claimed income is a minimum wage McJob, yet you own a house, two cars and a boat, then the IRS will figure you’re hiding income from them. The problem is, the way black women spend money on useless bling, they don’t spend it in a way that would give the IRS telltale signs that they’re hiding income.