Luma.co.uk ran a nationwide survey recently looking into the importance of finances when entering a relationship. Some interesting stats include: only 10.8% chose financial stability as one of their top three important factors when choosing a new partner in comparison to 56% for physical appearance. More worryingly was that almost a third of people get into a relationship only to discover their partner is in serious debt.
The editor of TheCoupleConnection, Calum Ross said, “One of the biggest causes of relationship problems in general is finances. It may be a good idea for couples in committed relationships to plan ahead and identify what they need to spend money on together to prevent some of these arguments re-occurring. We know from evidence that finances are one of the main things that couples argue about so it may be worth at least discussing financial issues with your partner before you get to the point of finding those nasty surprises.”
While it may seem intrusive to ask about a proespective partner’s finances, maybe it would save a lot of financial heartche in the long run? Check out the infographic below for more data on this.