You have to have a good credit score to be allowed onto this dating app

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You have to have a good credit score to be allowed onto this dating app
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  • It can be taboo to talk about finances when dating, but a new app centers on just that.
  • Financial platform Neon Money Club on Monday announced the launch of a dating app called Score.
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A good credit score can help you get an apartment or a car loan. But what about getting you a date?

The people at financial platform Neon Money Club think it can.

On Monday, the company announced the launch of a dating app called Score that's specifically for those with "good to excellent" credit, which it defines as scores upwards of 675.

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"Financial wellness often takes a backseat," said CEO Luke Bailey in a press release Monday. "'Score' aims to elevate the discussion around financial health, which has remained stagnant for decades."

Your credit score, taken from Equifax, will only be used to verify your eligibility for the app — users won't be able to see it.

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To see if you're eligible, you'll need to provide your name, email, phone number, birthday, address, and the last four digits of your social security number. Score says the information you share will only be used to verify your identity and run a soft credit check — so don't worry, it won't affect your credit score.

If you're accepted, you just swipe left or right as usual with most dating apps. There are no distinctions in the app of users with higher or lower credit scores, so a 680 could in theory match with an 800.

Those interested can find more information on the dating app's website. Neon Money Club's terms of use for the app refer to Score as a "pop-up experience" and TechCrunch reports it'll only be available for around 90 days — so don't expect this to replace Tinder or Hinge in the longterm.

Score joins a list of dating apps and services that aim to pair people based on common affinities, like Farmers Only or Christian Mingle.

Score is also the latest in a line of more exclusive dating apps like Raya and The League that grant entry selectively or charge membership fees. Score is currently free.

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Some bigger dating apps have started selling premium subscriptions as well alongside their free offerings. Tinder, for example, has three paid subscription tiers as well as the $499-a-month Tinder Select, which lets you message someone without having to match with them first.

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