On Thursday, the New York Post featured tales of women who take credit scores into account in their romantic lives. Take Martina Paillant, a Brooklyn resident who refuses to date anyone with a credit score under 700. “I have no student loans and I can already take care of myself financially,” the graduate student said. “I need a man who can take care of himself, too.” And so, she finds out a man’s credit score by the fourth date.
Though this is presented as some sort of crazy high-maintenance deal-breaker, or a roadblock in the way of true love, it’s actually pretty practical. (I mean, think of all the times you wrote someone off immediately for wearing flip-flops or dropping the word “wanderlust.”)
And, “a man’s credit score has nothing to do with his income,” finance expert Lynnette Khalfani-Cox explained. “It tells the person’s level of fiscal responsibility and how they’ve handled past obligations. A person with a high credit score shows they’re trustworthy, responsible, and reliable with their finances.” And yes, there is a credit-specific dating site available for you to peruse.
In lieu of dinner and a movie, may we suggest freecreditreport.com and chill?