This is especially true for women, with nearly all female respondents ranking financial responsibility and financial compatibility as more important or just as important as career ambition, physical attraction and sex and intimacy, the survey found.
Male respondents said financial savvy is just as important as physical attraction, slightly less important than sex and intimacy and much more important than career ambition.
Respondents said they worry that a partner with bad credit could hurt their prospects for qualifying for home loans, auto loans or lower interest rates and they'd be irresponsible about handling joint finances.
Anyone who has hit the dating circuit over the last few years knows that it is a bit of a jungle out there.
If your significant other is constantly forgetting deadlines or simply does not care about paying his or her credit card and loan bills on time, they may be irresponsible.
A very good friend of mine will only marry a woman with at least a Master’s degree from a top 25 school.
Gone are the days when the only things that mattered are your sweet car and ripped biceps.
Good or bad credit has an impact on a person's financial status, and if your potential life partner's credit score is in the dumps, there are a couple ways this can affect your otherwise happy life together.
While 57% of men say that credit scores play into their dating decisions, a staggering 75% of women said they consider the numerical rating.
Credit scores are calculated based on your payment history, amount owed, the types of credit you have and the number of years that credit has been available to you. Y., with excellent credit, said she won't even give a man her digits until she knows his credit score.
'If you do know, and you know that your credit score is bad, you should lie to at least get a free meal, lord knows you could use it, and, look, later you can tell the truth, or just "disappear" (you need a new credit score anyway!
Having good credit is an important factor in maintaining one's financial health, but should it be a factor in your relationships?