Dating and credit scores

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So much of our lives are tangled up in finances, which is probably why financial management ranks so highly among survey respondents in the dating pool.

While your credit score might be somewhat low at the moment because of unforeseen circumstances in the past – medical debt, a big purchase you regret and already beat yourself up for, or undisciplined financial management when you were younger – there is always room to develop healthier financial habits and potentially secure long-term romantic relationships as a result.

A 2015 Federal Reserve report on credit scores and committed relationships even found that your relationship is more likely to last if you’re dating someone with a similar credit score.

If you’re single, then here’s an extra boost of motivation to work on your credit score to improve your odds of success in the dating pool.

Even if you’re single, your personal credit score matters to other people beyond just your landlord and lenders.