In order to prevent that sort of emotional bellyflopping, you should just ask first, right?
Those four little words, so easy, so important, so relationship-killing: “It was as if the music stopped,” Ms.
When Lauren set up an online dating profile, she wasn't looking for a partner with perfect credit.
It wasn't until her date disclosed his score that Lauren realized great credit represented more to her than preferred mortgage rates.
"It was such a turn on." Like Lauren, a growing number of singles are swapping details about their credit scores at the beginning of a relationship, filtering by FICO to find Mr. "A credit score gives you an indication of how someone handles their finances; a high credit score is the key to your financial future, but a low credit score could be an indicator of potential issues that need to be discussed." In addition to qualifying for lower rates on loans and more access to credit, a mate with a low credit score may spell trouble in a relationship.
Usually it's because there's a history of fighting because one's a spender and one's a saver," she said.)—until he asked her the "decidedly unromantic question" of our time: "What's your credit score?" Ah, love in the early aughts, a time when you might meet a super girl or guy, fall in love, and then find out that person has a subpar credit score and have to dump them.La Shawn, 31, said, recalling how the date this year went so wrong so quickly after she tried to answer his question honestly. "According to interviews with more than 50 daters across the country, all under the age of 40," credit scores can make or break a possible relationship.“It was really awkward because he kept telling me that I was the perfect girl for him, but that a low credit score was his deal-breaker.” But wait, this is not just one weird dude with aspirations, and his flummoxed date, who did not match up, for whatever reason. (Note: 50 daters is hardly a conclusive sample size).
Some people inquire about a potential mate’s age or how many previous partners they’ve had. Some 42% of adults say knowing someone’s credit score would affect their willingness to date that person, according to a survey released on Wednesday of 1,000 adults by personal finance website Women were nearly three times as likely to consider credit score a major influence on a potential partner compared to men (20% versus 7%).