Since money is the primary source of conflicts in relationships, don't you think knowing the credit score of the person you are dating would be relevant?
They typically ask for your income, but I think credit score is even more relevant because it reveals how the person handles money. What do you think? How would you react if someone was asking about your credit score on a date or before a date?
I can't help but think a lot of people when asked directly that kind of question have a knee jerk reaction. Somehow that feels bizarre and taboo. Yet, money is at the center of many couples conflicts and an obvious factor in the dating game. For example a guy giving clues of being well financially attracts a lot more women (it is shown that for guys high income on dating website is a key factor like height).
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While money is a major factor in conflicts within relationships, the issues usually run deeper. A bad credit score may represent that one is bad at handling money, but it doesn't always say whether or not that person is relationship material.
I know people with great credit scores who are terrible at relationships and know many with terrible credit scores that know how to be great partners. Some of us were born with bad money blueprints and literally have to fumble through mistakes to figure out how to handle money. Sometimes we are victims of family pressure or even fraud which can directly affect credit scores.
I get the idea that it can be a good inductor of character, but it cannot stand alone. Other factors must be considered like age, background, environment, and how they are handling the issue at present, their plans.
Money problems do cause conflicts, but the real issues usually stem from not having shared goals. It's a red herring. If two people are content with living like poppers, money won't be an issue no matter how poor and low their credit score is. One wanting more than the other is willing to work for is the real argument.
It's about congruency.0