A survey by Bankrate finds that 42% of Americans admit a person’s credit score would influence whether they want to date that person or not. More specifically, 13% of people say it has a major impact on their interest in another person, while 29% says it plays only a minor role, although women are three times more likely than men to consider a credit score an important factor in a potential partner. There are some people who don’t care though, with 19% of people saying a credit score is never an important factor in a relationship.
When do you let someone in on such financial information? Well, 37% of people think you should wait until you’ve been dating a few months, although the same amount of people believe it’s a secret you can keep until you get engaged, it seems most people aren't quick to share the info, since only 6% believe it should be shared within the first few dates.
- Credit scores can be important since a lot of people wind up pooling their money once they get hitched. In fact, 77% of couples say they have at least some joint bank accounts, although those making more $75,000 are the most likely to join accounts with a spouse. Only 35% of those making less than $30,000 have joint accounts, while only 37% of millennials say the same.