If you found out your romantic interest had bad credit -- would you be turned off?
According to a new Bankrate survey, 38 percent said credit score matters.
It's more of an issue with women. 43 percent of females said it would have a major or minor impact on the other person's "date-ability," while just 32 percent of men said the same.
Furthermore, almost half of college graduates said it would have an impact on their decision to date someone, while only 29 percent with a high school education or less said the same.
So when do you broach the subject?
"I would probably think that discussion would happen in a very normal situation before wedding bells, before a proposal," says Gina McKague, president and founder of McKague Financial in Livonia, Michigan. "I wouldn't say on a first date would be appropriate."
The survey conducted April 14-17 by Princeton Survey Research Associates International, polled 1,000 adults in the United States.