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Infographic: Women seek good credit in long-term partners

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When it comes to a long-term partner’s finances and credit scores, women may be more choosey than men

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When it comes to a long-term partner’s finances, women may be more choosy than men, according to a June 2013 survey from freecreditscore.com.

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 the same.

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 points.

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