Credit Card Debt as a Turnoff

In a new survey, 49% of Americans have admitted to finding credit card debt a turn off. Of that 49%, women rank the highest in those more observant on the matter, with making up 59% of those who find credit card debt unattractive, as oppose to the 46% of men.

Let’s face it, there’s more to credit card debt than the debt part. Being elbow deep on bills, for some, shows a lack of responsibility, self-control, and ownership. Those are things that people look for in a relationship and when they’re lacking, well, it’s no longer “sexy.”

Ironically enough, 70% of Americans say that credit card debt has such a negative stigma tied to it, as oppose to mortgage loans or school loans. Yet, mostly everyone struggles with credit card debt, as the average household in America will owe $15,355 in credit. Nevertheless, as hypocritical as it is to think so, credit card debt is turnoff.

Not only do millennials turn the other way and run when they see credit card debt in a potential partner, but so do seniors. In fact, 62% of those 65 years of age and older say the relationship is a lost cause if credit card debt is an issue. It’s different for those who have time to pay off their debt for years after they accumulate it, like millennials. However, seniors don’t have that luxury. Odds are, they had it once before and missed the opportunity to get themselves out of debt, or they accumulated the debt at a later age- an age where it’s too late to do anything about it.

Plastic debt definitely narrows down your chances of finding your one true love, and when you find them, it is advised that you not invite credit card debt into the relationship as a third person.

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