In China, dating site displays credit scores

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We’ve seen the emergence of alternatives to traditional credit scoring, using data such as mobile phone usage and social media testimonials to assess loan suitability, and now a China-based matchmaking site could use a similar approach to help users find love. While a person’s credit score is usually a mystery — and considered a social taboo to talk about — is encouraging users to upload it to their dating profile. This is the latest collaboration by Sesame Credit, an offshoot of the Alibaba Group and Tencent, which has disrupted the Chinese credit industry by gamifying the whole concept. Users…

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