A black couple on a date
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From Madame Noire Business

Imagine being on a date and the person asks you not about your hobbies, but what your credit score is? According to The New York Times, this question is popping up more and more in the dating scene. One of the subjects interviewed for the article said a date once told her she was “the perfect girl for him, but that a low credit score was his deal-breaker.”

Do you know what your credit score is?  Most often credit scoring is used when someone tries to buy a house or to  get a bank loan for startup money, as we reported.

But now, it’s also an issue in romantic situations. “It’s so widely used that it has also become a bigger factor in dating decisions, sometimes eclipsing more traditional priorities like a good job, shared interests and physical chemistry. That’s according to interviews with more than 50 daters across the country, all under the age of 40,” reports the Times.

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