The good news is that there is a way to be upfront about your desires while still succeeding in love. Many Kiwis are finding that this 'right place' to look is online, with serious sites like Elite Singles.
At its heart, internet dating provides a space where you can be upfront about what it is you want from a relationship and where you can be put in touch with those who think the same, making it a great way to meet singles who share your values.
This is particularly useful for those men and women wanting to meet someone from outside their social circle, who may have had trouble finding someone serious in bars or clubs.
From the late 18th century, the country was regularly visited by explorers and other sailors, missionaries, traders and adventurers.
In 1840 the Treaty of Waitangi was signed between the British Crown and various Māori chiefs, bringing New Zealand into the British Empire and giving Māori "equal rights" with British citizens.
It's more fun Some dating sites claim to be the place to find someone to marry.
At NZDating we say the best relationships come from having fun making lots of friends - meanwhile 'the one' often magically appears!
We put you in the driver's seat while still allowing you find other singles in the Asian dating community. A large percentage of NZ Elite Singles members are professionals with busy, active lives.
It’s often difficult to connect with dynamic, relationship-minded single women.
We focus on delivering our members highly compatible partner suggestions, employing an in-depth personality test to get at the heart of people and their wants and needs.
The history of New Zealand dates back at least 700 years to when it was discovered and settled by Polynesians, who developed a distinct Māori culture centred on kinship links and land.
From the 1890s the New Zealand Parliament enacted a number of progressive initiatives, including women's suffrage and old age pensions.