Roughly half of the survey respondents have talked about their credit score with a romantic interest, with 39% discussing it during the first year of a relationship, 21% bringing it up before committing to a relationship and 19% comparing scores before moving in together. Basloe doesn't ask someone for their credit score before dating them because she thinks they could easily lie, but she does look for red flags.
She scans the local newspaper for people who owe back taxes, pays attention to what kind of car a man drives and whether he has purchased a home or is still renting.
"I definitely consider bad credit a deal breaker," she said.
"I wouldn't even consider someone in that situation -- the joke about me has always been 'to please fill out a credit application and I will consider [you].'" Why such concern over this magic number?
Respondents said they worry that a partner with bad credit could hurt their prospects for qualifying for home loans, auto loans or lower interest rates and they'd be irresponsible about handling joint finances.
Basloe said she has worked hard to achieve financial independence and doesn't want a relationship with someone financially irresponsible to ruin that.
Some people thought the idea was smart, while others felt it was unnecessary.While the site hopes its members are truthful, it says based on its matches the credit score is 92 percent accurate.