Faced with a pretty girl, a Kiwi guy will tend to hang his head and look at her warily like a sheepdog eyeing a rogue ewe.Despite this, New Zealand men do quite well when traveling overseas.Most play sport or are active in some way, and with the sprinkling of Polynesian genes, are often rustically good looking.Beneath the awkward exterior, they are also usually sincere and loyal.There’s a skit by a New Zealand comedian where a thirtysomething guy catching up with an old friend asks: “hey, whatever happened to that girl you threw up on at Dave’s party? The friend replies: “we’re really happy; our youngest just turned four”.This goes a long way to summing up the romantic situation in New Zealand.Nowadays, the vast majority live in cities and work in offices where there’s little use for fencing wire.
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They tend to prefer guys who are politely assertive (such as North Americans) or have a roguish charm (such as the Irish).
They are often comfortable with making the first move, although, as with their male compatriots, a tequila or three certainly helps to smooth the way.
That was a bit cruel, though it’s true you won’t see many Kiwi women prancing around with poodles.
In terms of exotic good looks, it’s still not Venezuela, although especially with the changing ethnic mix, there are plenty of attractive women around.Girls these days think you're trying to chat them up even when you're not.