A bad credit score could affect your dating prospects

When it comes to looking for love, it's all about that dirty little number. We're talking about your credit score.

42 percent of Americans admit knowing a potential partner's credit score would affect if they wanted to date that person. Bankrate asked 1,000 adults about their finances, and that percentage is up from last year's 40 percent.

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Furthermore, women care about their partner's credit score more than men -- and unsurprisingly, millennials care way more about other factors, like how much money their partner makes right now.

Still, a bad credit score can make life pretty hard and prevent future loans and home mortgages.Not to mention that when a couple marries, their credit score is taken on average. That means no matter how high your score is, someone else can always bring you down. Welp.

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