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I'm wondering if you assume you need to own a home to attract a mate?

That wouldn't be one of my criteria. I would, however, want someone reasonably financially savvy--ie, saving for retirement/next car/efund, and not in debt (except for possible comfortably afforded mortgage and/or school debt). If I loved someone with CC debt, I'd probably insist on them paying it off before marrying.

So my advice: to attract a mate, pay off your CC debt, then worry about a house. Which might be more fun to buy with your future mate so it meets both of your needs with respect to size, commute, amenities.
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