According to a new survey that’s about to drop from freecreditscore.com, it definitely does :) But mainly to you women vs us male species, haha… (as if that’s ever ground breaking).
But more interestingly than that really, is that a large chunk of women there (96%) found *financial responsibility* as a whole more important than *physical attractiveness*. A lot of men too (91%), if you can believe that. (I don’t know how much I do since it was commissioned by a finance site!).
Regardless, it’s all music to my fiscal ears :) And everything was ranked below *personal compatibility* at least which is good – I’d be worried if money ruled the #1 spot for what’s important in a relationship! (Now I ain’t sayin’ she a gold digger… but she ain’t messin’ with no broke…)
Here are some other key highlights from the survey (I’d link to it but it’s not out yet, so you should feel kinda special that you’re one of the first in the world to see this ;)):
- 88% of women find “spending beyond your means” and “having debt” the least attractive (as does 52% of men)
- 75% of women find credit scores important vs 57% of men
- 48% of respondents discuss their credit score with their partner, and 39% within the first year
- 30% of women indicated they wouldn’t marry someone with a poor credit score vs 20% of men
I don’t know how many of you were around when we blogged about that dating site that revolved around credit scores, but apparently a nice trend is forming here. I wonder what our dear friend Brad from Enemy Of Debt who doesn’t believe in credit scores would think too? Do you think it would decrease your chance of scoring a hot date/relationship if you had a big fat 0 for a score? There should be a poll on how sexy paying cash for everything is vs. credit cards too, haha… though I’d skew the results being a master credit card budgeter myself ;)
Anywho, thought this was some good food for thought on this crisp early morning… It’s too bad I’m not single anymore or else I’d take my own scientific polls during our next happy hour and share ’em with you! Haha… “Excuse me ladies, do you find me or my finances sexier?” Can you imagine?
All joking aside though, where would YOU rank financial responsibility on the list with relationships? How about credit scores? It’s probably a #3 and a #20 respectively on mine, haha… I’m not gonna lie. Compatibility and attractiveness better come first or we’ll never even make it to the finance talk! Which can all be learned/improved btw – unlike that first spark you need.
What say you?
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