The odds of whether a relationship will work out may have less to do with love and more to do with money.
As romantic as it sounds, it may just boil down to compatible credit scores.
The higher your credit score when a committed relationship starts, the less likely you are to break up after the first few years, according to new research by the Federal Reserve Board. Well-matched credit scores also bode well for a long-lasting love.
Credit scores reveal an individual's relationship skill and level of commitment, the report concluded.
Those with the highest credit scores were most likely to form long-lasting committed relationships. And the greater the mismatch between a couple's credit scores, the more likely they are to separate within the first five years, the study showed.