When you think about what makes a relationship work, the reasons are pretty standard: You enjoy each other’s company, you have similar values and goals and you think the other one is pretty smokin’ hot.
Another important factor you probably haven’t considered: Your credit score.
Wait, what? According to a paper by the U.S. Federal Reserve Board, your attitude toward fiscal responsibility has a lot to do with whether or not you and your significant other will make it. Analyzing credit scores of committed couples, the study’s authors determined a few things:
A) People typically seek romantic partners with credit scores similar to their own.
B) Those with higher credit scores are more likely to be in committed relationships.
C) Couples with higher credit scores are more likely to stay together in the long run.
So the next time you complain about your exorbitant cable bill, know that paying it on time could lead to a lifetime of domestic happiness.