A quick Valentine's Day reminder: love and finances don't mix well.

A new online survey by Credit.com suggests that a good way to find a happier financial life may be to get a divorce. How romantic, right?

Here are some of the survey's findings: 49% of divorced respondents are very satisfied with the way they're managing their finances, compared with 37% of married respondents. Among divorcees, 66% said that money contributed to the split with their former spouse.

And after getting a divorce, 46% of respondents said their credit scores improved, while only 31% said their scores worsened.

The survey was based on answers provided by 1,061 U.S. consumers recruited by the website SurveyMonkey.

So at Valentine's Day dinner, it may be wise not to bring up that unexpectedly large credit card bill.

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