Nearly 300 Hawke's Bay couples lucked out in the search for long-lasting love last year.
Latest figures from Stats NZ showed of the 8785 divorces registered nationwide during 2012, 298 took place in Hawke's Bay - down 13 on the previous year.
Those most likely to call it quits had been married between five and nine years - with nearly 25 per cent of last year's divorces featuring marriages of this length.
Romance sceptics may point to theories around "itchy feet".
But couples who've made it successfully over the decade bump know disagreements and relationship woes are all part and parcel of finding lasting true love.
While some relationships are turning sour, others are blossoming.
Hawke's Bay's Glenda Clark, Minister of the Spiritualist Church of New Zealand, Hastings, said she had seen some couples getting hitched after 15 years of being together.
"Sometimes, they may have just decided, 'It's about time we do it'."
"Other times, the mums and dads might have different religious beliefs," prompting couples already living together to take the leap, Mrs Clark said.
Relationship expert and psychotherapist Chris Wood says all relationships encounter challenges.
"There's a big myth in our culture that if you're struggling in your relationship you're with the wrong person.
"Relationships have particular stages and people don't really understand."
Everyone felt great at the beginning "honeymoon stage", she said.
"Some of that is because we've got a wonderful cocktail of chemicals in our brain that makes us feel very good.
"The job of those cocktails is actually to bond us together with somebody," Ms Wood said.
Problems usually surfaced when couples moved on from this initial stage.
Serial daters were also more likely to be less satisfied in their relationships.
"What I've heard is that the more relationships you have, the shorter [the honeymoon period] lasts," Ms Wood said.
Nationally, about 20,500 couples tied the knot last year, of which 626 were in Hawke's Bay - an increase of 6 per cent on 2011 local marriages.
Those keen to take another chance on love made up about 31 per cent of last year's marriages - with 6307 couples registering a "remarriage".
Ms Wood said relationships needed constant attention.
Often "you get into an adult relationship and you think about what it should be giving to us, instead of thinking, 'What do I need to do to make this relationship work well'."
Marriage and divorce, 2012
626 couples tied the knot in Hawke's Bay last year, down from 676 in 2008 but up 6 per cent on 2011
298 couples registered for divorce in Hawke's Bay, down from 301 five years ago
20,521 marriages nationally, compared to 21,948 in 2008
8785 divorces took place, down from 9713 five years ago
13.67 years - the median duration of marriage ending in divorce
3822 divorces involved children
Source: Statistics New Zealand