- Posted January 21, 2013 by
New York City, New York
This iReport is part of an assignment:
The ups and downs of online dating
Credit Score Dating A Trend That's Here To Stay
In the week following Christmas 2012, there was a lot of buzz in the mainstream media about a new trend in online dating that used credit score rather than other metrics as a way of matching potential mates. A quick scan of the resulting press belies an initially skeptical crowd, one who views the idea of rejecting a suitor for a low score to be crass and inhumane.
Though the story seems to have peaked in the last week of December, there appears to be a burgeoning movement surrounding all of the controversy. A new site seems to take the position of digging in its heals and claiming that this new form of online dating is more than a passing fad.
According to the site's owner, known simply as Paul, "We see credit score dates on the rise and we think that this reflects a missing piece of our current discussions around dating in the modern world."
But is credit score really a foundation on which to base a relationship? The jury is still out on that one, but it should be noted that a majority of divorces list financial complications as a reason for splitting.
Creditscoredates.com went live earlier this month and seems to be riding a wave of popularity. "I think you make a great point about divorce rates and financial issues and how closely linked they are to marital success."
He continued, "We see young movers and shakers who are just too busy to waste time with the old way of courtship."
When you think about it in this light, perhaps credit score dating isn't so illogical after all. I'll be following this story as it continues to develop.