Credit card debt is a dating deal breaker: survey

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When it comes to finding love, singles who don’t know how to manage their finances may be a deal breaker.

A new survey by finance planning Web site Comet asked 1,000 people about how finances play into their dating preferences. Researchers found that 70 percent of women and 61 percent of men said that they would hesitate to date someone who overspent.

“People are surprisingly divided on when it is acceptable to ask about one’s personal finances — with 34% believe it’s acceptable to do once you’re dating consistently while 38% believe you shouldn’t ask until your relationship is actually serious,” Mike Brown, Managing Director at Comet, told The Post.

The survey also found that 45 percent of daters said they would not consider someone romantically if they carried credit card payments that are 15 percent more than their monthly income.

Talking about finances with your partner can be a tricky subject. A November 2018 survey saw that on average, millennial couples took between six months to a year to ask their partners about their credit score, debt and savings. And, two-thirds of respondents said they haven’t even had money talks with their significant others.

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