Dating: Should We Ask Our Sexual Partners Their Credit Scores?
4 months ago
Which are you more concerned about -- stats on romance or finance?
It's a new year, and people don't have anytime to play around on the dating scene. For good reason; it's pretty ratchet out there.
Now more than ever, the term "people are crazy" is applicable to everyday life no matter where you live. Not to mention, the economy is not at its peak at the moment. Times are tougher than most, and people want to know that whoever they are dating is bringing more to the table than what they're eating.
Proof of this comes in a recently published "New York Times" article titled, "Even Cupid Wants To Know Your Credit Score."
In it, people shared stories about going out on dates and being bluntly asked, "What's your credit score?" Yes, it's getting that real out there.
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“It was as if the music stopped,” Jessica LaShawn, a 31-year-old flight attendant from Chicago, told the Times. She says she was out on a date with a tall, handsome gent who "popped the question" over dinner. “It was really awkward because he kept telling me that I was the perfect girl for him, but that a low credit score was his deal-breaker.”
Wow. With questioning dates about how many people they've had sex with being still somewhat taboo, the next most logical question to ask would be "What's your credit score?" Right?
All last year, we explored various relationship conundrums, asking questions like "Is Sex Fun Anymore?" to which the general consensus was "No, not really." We asked if the number of a mate's sexual partners mattered and we came to a similar conclusion. So if sex and past relationships aren't necessarily deal breakers anymore, it may only make sense that financial irresponsibility take their place.
And believe it or not, there are still people out there who date to find a spouse and not just a good time. For them, knowing their potential partners' credit score could save a world of headache in the future.
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