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Dating Palmerston North singles: meet local men and women

Dating in Palmerston North? Or seeking singles in and around Manawatu-Wanganui? We’re here to help single men and women find the long-term partner they’re wishing for. We cater for hard-working, educated men and women who want more from a relationship – if you’re ready to give long-term love a try then join us today to meet your matches!

Meeting singles in Palmerston North

Palmerston North is home to some truly great people. In fact, in a study of 40,000 of our Kiwi members, we found out that singles in Pamerston North are the funniest in the whole of the Manawatu-Wanganui region!1 Of course, it's one thing to know that there are great single, professional men and women out there. It can be quite another to actually meet them! And that's why dating in Palmerston North can be tricky: when you're balancing a busy professional life with a rich social life, it can be hard to find the time to meet new people – especially when you are not the type to look for love in bars or at work. 

Is online dating right for you?

Of course, for those willing to get smart about finding love, there is another way. In recent years, online dating has had a boom in New Zealand – and it’s easy to see why. A good dating site will introduce to the kind of singles you want to meet: men and women who want similar things from life and from love. In fact, the only question to have about online dating is which site shall I choose? Which one best suits my needs?  

Dating Palmerston North singles: how we can help

If your needs include a desire to find a partner who shares your dreams of lasting love, then EliteSingles is the right choice for you.

We cater for intelligent, professional Kiwi men and women looking for mutually supportive, long-term relationships. We help our members achieve these love goals by introducing them to 3-7 truly compatible partners per day; suggestions which we base on the results of both our in-depth personality test and individual relationship requirements to help ensure that each match has the potential to last.   

Tired of dating Palmerston North based singles who are not serious about love? Ready to meet single men and single women with more to offer? Try EliteSingles today. Just click the banner below to get started.  

Palmerston North and Whanganui date ideas

Palmerston North dating is great in large part because of the wonderful things to do in this city (and, indeed, in the whole of Manawatu-Wanganui). Singles in this area can choose from beautiful natural walks, river adventures, wonderful cafes and great museums. We've picked some favourites below!

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Fun Palmerston North date ideas

Our recent survey showed that the vast majority of our members like to meet for coffee on a first date.1 Happily for those dating in Palmerston North, there’s a really great option: Arrosta Coffee Co. With their tasty coffee and delicious sweet treats, Arrosta is the perfect place to put first date nerves at ease  – especially on Saturdays during their  'Brew n Vinyl' mornings.

Another EliteSingles survey revealed that NZ singles have a thing for rugby fans2 – so what better place to put the theory to the test than the NZ Rugby Museum? A joyful celebration of New Zealand’s most beloved pastime, the museum makes a great, interactive date for sporty singles.

Outdoor dating in Palmerston North

A truly classic Palmerston North dating idea has to be the Victoria Esplanade. In summer there’s nothing more romantic than strolling through the headily-scented blooms in the rose garden, in winter the conservatory is a great place to escape the cold (and see beautiful plants) and the bushwalks offer shady strolls and gorgeous Manawatu River views year round.

For locals really keen on the river, the Manawatu Gorge also offers a range of date-worthy diversions. Those who enjoy walking should try the Gorge loop track, while those who are after a slightly quirky date can try a horse trek across the valleys and rolling hills.


Further afield in Manawatu-Wanganui

Of course, you don’t have to stick to Palmerston North to find great dates in Manawatu-Wanganui. If, for instance, you’re craving breaking waves and sandy shores,  just a short drive will take you the likes of Foxton Beach or Himatangi Beach – ideal spots for unwinding with your date (and both spectacular, romantic places to watch the sun go down over the sea).   

Heading over towards Whanganui can also be a winning date idea. The Whanganui River offers all sorts of diversions, from the tranquillity of a canoe trip or tramp to the thrills of a Jet Boat Ride – both beautiful ways to create memories with your date. Can’t wait to get started? Register today!