Women are adding their high credit scores to Hinge to entice matches — men have replied with flirty messages and marriage proposals
TikTokers are adding their credit scores to dating profiles to entice more matches.
One creator said it garnered more than 100 "likes" and resulted in 17 dates in one month.
Commenters were split between congratulating creators and hoping the trend would vanish overnight.
A micro-influencer who describes herself as "your Big4 big sister" — in reference to the "big four" accounting firms — is the latest TikToker to share an excellent credit score to her dating profile in a bid for more matches.
"Added my credit score to my Hinge profile and here's how it went," Shannon Groffie (@spreadsheetshan) told viewers in on-screen text. The TikTok, a montage of admirers' comments on her credit score prompt, has reached over 1.2 million views since it was uploaded on May 22.
The excellent 804 score appears to have acted as a sort of siren sound for men who prize financial stability — eliciting comments that range from "I am aroused" to marriage proposals and admiration. For reference, a "good" credit score starts at about 661.
In one screenshot, the 804 allowed the Boston-based influencer to hop immediately over the dreaded no-man's-land that exists between a successful match on a dating app and the successful planning of an in-person date: "All I needed to see," wrote a match named Aaron. "Drinks next Thursday?"
Commenters praised the creator, whose content often relates to working as an accountant and career advice, for her ingenuity even when the idea was essentially useless to them: "Girl, if they saw my credit score I'd be blocked," wrote one viewer.
"About to add my 520 and my ADHD diagnosis just for fun," commented another.
Some said they'd be adopting the practice immediately, while others worried that Groffie's great credit score would only "attract the broke girly pops" on the app.
Unfortunately for those begging, "No, please, we can't start doing this, I'm doomed," Groffie is not the first TikToker to do this. On Valentine's Day, Leah Nicewander (@leahnice99) made a similar montage about adding her 811 credit score to her profile. "And that's how I went on 17 dates in 30 days," she told viewers in the caption.
"I have a Costco card," wrote one prospective match.
At the time, Nicewander told Newsweek she realized the screenshot was popular when "almost every single 'like' on my profile was directed towards my credit score photo." She estimated "over 100 men" had 'liked' the screenshot.
She explained that she opted to share her credit score to make her profile more unique — assuming men would find it either funny or impressive — and encouraged others to do the same.
"It's funny, and it's different, and I think all my girls out there should start attracting guys in unique and creative ways," she said. "My girls have so much more to offer than selfies. So if they have good credit or good humor, I think they should show it."
While some commenters said they'd be adopting the same method, others balked at the idea: "I just bought a home, so my credit looks like it was taken to a back alley and its kneecaps taken out, so I'll politely pass trying."
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