"I think when you start reading the book, there are many aspects we find similar to what people on our sites are looking for." In "50 Shades of Grey," virginal Anastasia Steele meets bazillionaire Christian Grey who, after making her sign a non-disclosure agreement, gives her a hefty allowance, a car, and a new penchant for whips, chains, and handcuffs.
Seeking Arrangement has an economically similar mission: to connect young women with rich dudes who will pay for their lifestyles.
Readers of "Fifty Shades of Grey" are flocking to "sugar daddy/sugar baby" online dating site Seeking Arrangement, the company reports.
Brandon Wade — founder of Seeking Arrangement and similar sites like Seeking Millionaire.com, Whatsyour Price.com, and Miss — told us that of the 1.6 million Seeking Arrangement profiles, the term "Fifty Shades" is mentioned on them 28,382 times; Christian Grey is mentioned 23,102 times; and Anastasia Steel is mentioned 18,281 times.