If you’ve been given the romantic run around and just want something stable, it might be time to consider a move to Paraparaumu: a new study of 20,000 New Zealanders has revealed that the nation’s most monogamous people can be found in the city.
- Overall, the Kiwis most enthusiastic about monogamy are from Paraparaumu
- Kerikeri and Te Awamutu take second and third place
- NZ’s most monogamous men are also from Paraparaumu
- The nation’s most monogamous women can be found in Kerikeri
The study, which was conducted by premium dating site EliteSingles, used anonymous user data from 20,000 registered members to determine just how much Kiwis prioritize monogamy.
The study looked at the extent to which the randomly selected participants agreed with the statement ‘I believe that monogamy is essential in a relationship.’ These scores were then averaged out by area, revealing the NZ cities where people are the most likely to be mad for monogamy:
The top 10 cities in which to find NZ’s most monogamous people:
3. Te Awamutu
As well as looking at the data geographically, the study broke the data down by gender, revealing the cities where commitment-minded singles can find NZ’s most monogamous men and women:
The top 10 cities in which to find NZ’s most monogamous men:
4. Lower Hutt
10. Te Awamutu
The top 10 cities in which to find NZ’s most monogamous women:
2. Te Awamutu
So what does this mean for New Zealand singles looking for a monogamous relationship? EliteSingles’ in-house psychologist, Salama Marine, thinks it’s a promising sign: ”the study demonstrates that there are actually still plenty of people out there who do value monogamy and want to build a lasting and loving relationship.”
Salama goes on to say that, if you value monogamy, you shouldn’t be afraid to talk about it to your love interest ‘’the biggest sign of romantic incompatibility is if you and the person you’re seeing have different expectations from the relationship. It is therefore important to ask yourself whether you’re looking for something serious or casual, and to find out if your partner wants the same things. And, to avoid getting hurt, it’s best to have this conversation early on.’’
Of course, judging by the study, if you have this conversation in Paraparaumu or Kerikeri, you may already know the kind of relationship your partner is looking for!
For more on this study, including further insights from Salama on the reasons we value monogamy, please see our in-depth article
Press contact: Sophie Watson
EliteSingles Research, PR and Editorial