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 Bankrate.com. That’s up from nearly 40% last year. Women were nearly three times as likely to consider credit score a major influence on a potential partner compared to men (20% versus 7%). Younger daters are not as concerned about these three digits: 45% of older millennials, defined here as those aged 27 to 36, said that knowing someone’s credit score would only have a minor impact on their desire to date.
Those same 42% have bad credit so… Good credit takes 7 years. Most marriages last less then that.
Which one are you?
1) Never used credit, only pays cash, doesn’t even know why a person would need a credit card.
2) Blew himself up with credit and preaches of the evils because nobody could possible use credit responsibly.
3) Uses reward CC for everything, even the gum-ball machine at the mall. Never carries a balance, has 800+ FICO which along with the rewards points leads to sex with supermodels and snuggles from kittens.