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Is a lousy credit score a turn-off? Some say yes

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How much do you know about your significant other's finances? 

If you knew they were in drowning in debt, would you dump them? Some might say yes.

According to a new survey by Bankrate, 4 in 10 adults say knowing someone's credit score would affect their willingness to date that person.

For women, it might be a bigger deal-breaker.

Researchers found 43 percent of women say learning a person's score would have either a major or minor impact on their dating interest, while just 32 percent of men say the same.

The survey was conducted over a 3-day span in April by Princeton Survey Research Associates International.

It included about 1,000 responses from adults in the U.S.

If you plan on asking the person your dating about their credit score, you should probably know your own.

The Bankrate survey showed 46 percent of American adults say they have checked their credit score in the past year.

Millennials are the age group least likely to have checked their credit score.

Last year, 38 percent of the youngest respondents said they had never checked their credit score, while this year it's 33 percent.

CLICK HERE to get a free credit report.

But don't just stop with your credit score.

Bankrate says you need to stay on top of your credit reports for errors and evidence fraud.

However, the survey found 34% of Americans say they have never checked their credit reports

Good news: federal law makes it so consumers are entitled to one free credit report a year from each of the three major credit bureaus.

CLICK HERE to get more information about your credit report.

If you find out that the person your dating does have a lousy credit score, financial planners say it isn't the end-all-be-all.

The key is to make sure you find out if they have recognized what led to their low score and check if they are in the "repair stage."

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