The Kiwis who want to commit – where they live

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A search to find the New Zealand men and women who least want to stray in their relationships has revealed they’re easier to find in small North Island towns.

Paraparaumu (population 25,000), a satellite town north of Wellington, and Kerikeri (population 7,200) in Northland appear to be the commitment capitals of New Zealand.

Dating website EliteSingles surveyed 6,000 members to find the top 10 places in New Zealand where people most value monogamy.

The study asked random participants how much they agreed with the statement ‘I believe that monogamy is essential in a relationship’. These scores were then weighted for each area.

“Our average user does tend to be slightly more mature than on some dating sites, with the majority of our users giving serious thought to settling down.” -EliteSingles NZ editor Sophie Watson on the survey’s results.

Only areas with at least 25 responses were included in geographic averages.

Top 10 cities for the most monogamous Kiwis

1. Paraparaumu

2. Kerikeri

3. Te Awamutu

4. Rangiora

5. Wellington

6. Hastings

7. Pukekohe

8. Tauranga

9. Blenheim

10. Nelson

Top 10 cities for the most monogamous men

1. Paraparaumu

2. Wanaka

3. Wellington

4. Lower Hutt

5. Hastings

6. Dunedin

7. Whakatane

8. Tauranga

9. Pukekohe

10. Te Awamutu

Top 10 cities for the most monogamous women

1. Kerikeri

2. Te Awamutu

3. Blenheim

4. Queenstown

5. Pukekohe

6. Nelson

7. Paraparaumu

8. Rangiora

9. Tauranga

10. Christchurch

Source: EliteSingles Survey, published January 2017.