Credit Score Dating, an online dating site which provides users with an indication of the credit scores of others, allows you to find a romantic partner with minimal debt.
“Credit scores are derived from a complex formula that weighs factors such as outstanding debt, payment history and new credit lines,” proclaims Credit Score Dating on their website. “The three-digit number is used to predict the likelihood of delinquency on obligations from credit card bills to a mortgage. Knowing your partner’s credit situation helps members prepare for their futures with open eyes. For many singles, bad credit can be a deal breaker when finding love.”
“CreditScoreDating.com allows members looking for serious dating to join for free and find compatible mates. Founder, Niem Green, saw a gap in the dating industry and the idea that credit scores are an indicator of how well someone handles commitment and honors agreements led to the creation of this online dating site,” it explains. “When the site first launched in 2006, most of the members were in their 40s and, according to Green, often had relationships end because of financial issues. Following the financial crisis, the site experienced a surge in membership and a decline in the average age of members.”
“Instead of entering your likes and dislikes, the site has users enter their credit scores,” explained WWMT in a report on the site. “Based on its algorithms and matches, the dating site says the credit score is 92-percent accurate.”
The dating site offers five tiers of account type, ranging from a limited free account to a $109.99 “elite card member” account.
“You can’t build a future with somebody if they’re not financially responsible,” said one person who was positive about the dating site, according to CBS Philadelphia.
Others were not too keen on the idea, with one person adding, “Those aren’t the building blocks of a relationship.”
“You should have love, faith, honesty, those things,” they claimed.
Niche dating sites have been on the rise over the past few years, with platforms such as the pro-Trump “Trump Singles” and anti-Trump Canadian “Maple Match” gaining traction over the 2016 U.S. presidential election.