Tag: love

Credit Scores… Window to the Soul?

>> The one number that’s eerily good at predicting your success in love <<

If you thought that astrological signs or the 5 Love Languages were the most accurate indicators of relationship compatibility, you’ll be surprised to hear that the holder of that title resides in your wallet.

Not surprisingly, a study released by the Federal Reserve found that those with exceptionally high credit scores were less likely to break up with their significant others at any point in the relationship (at the 2nd year, 3-4th year, and 5-6th year marks). This same study also showed that couples with similar credit scores at the beginning of the relationship were more likely to stay together in the long run, those with higher credit scores were more likely to form stable, committed relationships, and that couples are more likely to have similar credit scores than randomly selected individuals. Not too surprising, in my opinion.

Someone tell the folks at OkCupid!

– Sandra

Love and Other Drugs

So as a follow up to my Valentine’s Day post on the science of love here is an article about a woman who took a dose of oxytocin ( the happy hormone as I like to call it– or the same hormone that couples release when they are together/ feel happy with each other) before a date. While I don’t really see the point in this, since dating is supposed to be about finding the right person not tricking yourself into thinking you found the right person, it is interesting to see this experiment play out. Have a look!

>> Can Oxytocin Get Me A Boyfriend? <<

-Monisha