Dating and credit scores
Now comes a survey from Discover Financial Services and Match Media Group, parent of Tinder and other dating sites, that shows just how appealing a good credit score can be.Financial responsibility was ranked as a very or extremely important quality in a potential mate by 69 percent of the 2,000 online daters surveyed.“If you’ve got a pretty good credit score, you probably have other good personality traits,” said biological anthropologist Helen Fisher, Match.com’s chief scientific adviser and a senior research fellow at the Kinsey Institute.
In the survey, less than 7% of online daters said they'd be willing to disclose financial details — such as how much debt they are in, their credit score, income, and spending habits — before meeting someone in person.To gain insight into how people navigate money and romantic relationships, Discover and Match Media Group recently commissioned a survey of 2,000 Americans, ages 18 and up.All the respondents maintained an active online dating profile, or met their partner through a dating app or platform.Photo credit: Getty Car dealers often don’t allow credit card purchases, or may limit the amount of the purchase price you can put on your card. Also, you won’t get a grace period on the interest — it will begin to accumulate right away.Dealers don’t like credit card payments because they have to pay the 1 to 3 percent fee the card company charges to process the transaction. Instead of using a card, go to a credit union or bank to get financing approved at a reasonable interest rate before shopping for a car.