Financial responsibility makes a prospective spouse more attractive

June 20, 2014 by Stacie Baker

A recent Experian Consumer Services survey focusing on the most important attributes in a prospective spouse found that married adults value financial responsibility more than physical attractiveness. Approximately half (49 percent) of married adult respondents stated that credit scores were important to them when selecting a spouse, and 95 percent of respondents rated financial responsibility as important in a spouse.

The survey also found that 73 percent of women and 60 percent of men believe having a spouse who is open about personal finances and credit makes him or her
more attractive.

Lenders can play a role in educating consumers about credit scores and reduce loss rates by offering personalized credit education services.

Infographic: Love and Marriage…and Credit