A website aimed at connecting older men with younger people says its traffic spiked in Tampa, Fla., while the Republican National Convention was in town last week.
SeekingArrangement.com, the self-proclaimed "world's largest sugar daddy dating website," reported on Monday that it saw 25.9-percent surge in traffic from the Tampa area, even as Hurricane Isaac caused an overall drop in website traffic in the rest of Florida.
For the uninitiated, "sugar daddy" is a term typically used to describe a man who provides money or other assistance to a younger person in return for companionship or sex.
"On a typical week, approximately 1,823 people use SeekingArrangement.com from the Tampa metropolitan area," website CEO Brandon Wade said in a statement. "This week 2,295 people used our website, meaning we had 472 more users from Tampa than normal."
While Tampa area strip clubs geared up to handle an expected influx of business, Wade said nearly three-quarters of last week's new traffic was from "sugar daddies," rather than young people.
SeekingArrangement.com officially endorsed Mitt Romney for GOP nominee in January after he handed a 55-year old jobless volunteer some money at a rally.
The site may be creating some bipartisan relationships, however. According to Wade, Republicans "sugar daddies" outnumber Democrats on the site. On the other side of the relationship, there are more Democratic than Republican "sugar babies" registered.
Republicans were needled last week by an executive of the adult movie company Vivid Entertainment who warned conservatives that their anti-porn platform could come back to haunt them.
Wade told Tech Daily Dose he'll be watching traffic from Charlotte, N.C., during this week's Democratic National Convention. But given the site's membership, he doesn't expect as much of an increase.
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