Funniest Kiwi singles: where to find a witty partner (and why it matters)
Where are New Zealand’s funniest singles?
In 2014, an EliteSingles study discovered that 97% of our members see humour as an essential part of a healthy relationship.2 Happily for them (and for anyone looking for a witty partner), our latest study has revealed something interesting: we now know where to find the funniest singles in New Zealand.
In our study, we looked at anonymous user data from 40,000 of the Kiwis registered with our site. By analysing how strongly these singles agreed with the question ‘I often make others laugh,’ we determined which people in NZ think they’re funny. We then averaged these scores out by area, allowing us to find the cities and towns where funny singles congregate.3
Once the scores were tallied, it turned out to be excellent news for the singles of Waiuku in the Auckland region. Previously known as a place to find steel workers, farmers, and the occasional Auckland commuter, Waiuku can now add another feather to its cap: it’s home to New Zealand’s funniest singles.
As well as determining the funniest place overall, the study found the funniest place in each region. From Northland to Southland, here’s where to find the funniest singles near you:
Funniest places in the North Island
- Northland: Whangerei
- Auckland: Waiuku
- Waikato: Huntly
- Bay of Plenty: Katikati
- Gisborne: Gisborne
- Hawke’ Bay: Napier
- Taranaki: Waitara
- Manawatu-Wanganui: Palmerston North
- Wellington: Raumati Beach
Funniest places in the South Island
- Tasman: Motueka
- Nelson: Nelson
- Malborough: Blenheim
- West Coast: Greymouth
- Canterbury: Ashburton
- Otago: Wanaka
- Southland: Invercargill