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He enjoys his government job, loves playing sports, going hiking and spending time with his German Shepherd. Should someone’s financial stability be a deal breaker?
Here’s a look at the costs that add up when looking for love. [/np_storybar]Jason, who asked that his last name be withheld, knows that debt isn’t sexy.
(Almost half of respondents to a survey would not date someone who is in debt.) But Jason’s doing everything he can to cut his debt — he moved in with his parents, sold his Honda Civic and lives by a strict budget.
He makes ,000 a year and expects to be debt free in about a year and a half.
He’s also on the lookout for a fiscally stable mate.
“On a scale of one to 10, them being financially responsible and in a sound position would be an 8,” he says.
Even though savers are perceived as less exciting, adventurous and fun than spenders, people prefer dating savers, according to research.“Your spending habits can signal broader traits about the person,” says Scott Rick, assistant professor of marketing at the University of Michigan who studies relationships between spenders and savers.