When it comes to a long-term partner's finances, women may be
more choosey than men, according to a
June 2013 survey
While both sexes ranked personal compatibility and intimacy as
important factors to consider in a potential partner, a gender gap
appeared when it came to finances -- and credit health. While
three-quarters of women said a good credit score is an important
requirement for a long-term partner, just 57 percent of men said
Women were also more likely to say that a variety of financial
failings (spending beyond one's means, having debt and avoiding
conversations about finances) were unattractive, while men were
more likely to let those things slide.
Those searching for Mr. or Mrs. Right can also expect a
discussion about credit to come up early in the relationship, the
survey found. Twenty-one percent of the survey's respondents said
they typically discuss credit scores before officially entering
into a long-term relationship, while 39 percent say they do so
within the first year of dating.
The online survey of 1,000 adults took place June 12-17, 2013
and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage
Love me, love my debt? No way, poll says
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