Li Kim Goh/E+/Getty Images Cary Carbonaro regrets not talking to her now ex-husband about money before they married.Had she questioned him, she may have learned sooner how his unpaid student loan debt had damaged his credit."And the ironic part is I know better," she says.A new Bankrate survey found that nearly 4 in 10 adults say knowing someone's credit score would affect their willingness to date that person.It's a more important factor for women: Forty-three 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, according to the latest Bankrate Money Pulse survey.Carbonaro is a New York City-based certified financial planner and author of "The Money Queen's Guide: For Women Who Want to Build Wealth and Banish Fear.""When you're getting together with somebody -- married or sharing bills -- you're not only combining lives, you're combining finances," Carbonaro says."You have to sit down and show each other everything."FREE TOOL: Check your credit score for free today with my Bankrate.
The survey was conducted April 14-17, 2016, by Princeton Survey Research Associates International and included responses from 1,000 adults living in the continental United States.The margin of error is plus or minus 3.7 percentage points.