The following refers to an American phenomenon but once considering the cultural, economic and lifestyle similarities to our good neighbors to the south I have to believe the Great White North isn’t all that much different statistically, demographically or emotionally on this topic.
With 70 percent of marriages ending in divorce due to financial disagreements, those looking for a partner are increasingly popping the big question: What is your credit score?
In a sad response to this age of ever increasing “credit driven superficial stuff” world CreditScoreDating.com, was launched in 2006.
Surprised? You shouldn’t be. Banks, landlords, insurance companies, employers and even Internet providers have been relying on this three-digit calculation to measure a person’s character and decide if they want to take a risk on you.
According to a recent survey conducted by Wakefield Research for Citigroup, more than three out of four Americans in a committed relationship, or 78 percent, prefer a partner who is good with money over one who is physically attractive.
The concept of finding your perfect match via credit score seems to be catching on: CreditScoreDating.com currently has 35,000 members, up from 15,000 in 2013. And while many are divorcees looking to find someone more financially compatible the second time around, nearly 72 percent of the new members in the last 30 days are between the ages of 25 and 34, with men and women nearly equally represented.
The bottom line: (in order) enjoy the beer and chicken wings, pay your bills on time, and pay down your debt – stud!