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.
"Credit scores are like the dating equivalent of a sexually transmitted disease test," said Manisha Thakor, the founder and chief executive of MoneyZen Wealth Management, a financial advisory firm. "It's a shorthand way to get a sense of someone's financial past the same way an S.T.D. test gives some information about a person's sexual past."
This article makes me want to bang my head against a wall. Financial issues should be an important topic among potential partners, perhaps one of the top ones. But those who think FICO is important are going about it wrong. All wrong.
Maybe I'll explain my thinking on this after I see what others think, but suffice to say, I couldn't give a damn about my FICO, have no idea what it is. So you think that makes me a bad financial risk or financially irresponsible? Silly grasshopper.