Looking for a stable relationship? Perhaps it's time you headed to Paraparaumu, revealed in a study as the home of the most monogamous folk in New Zealand.

According to data gathered from 6000 members registered to dating site EliteSingles, the Kapiti Coast town is the place to find, in particular, a man who's keen to settle down with one partner.

And if you're looking for a monogamous woman, the Northland town of Kerikeri could be your best bet.

While the South Auckland town of Pukekohe features on all three lists, two of New Zealand's largest cities, Auckland and Hamilton, don't appear at all.


Christchurch made the list for women and Wellington and Dunedin feature for men.

Study participants were asked to rank the extent to which they agree with the sentiment: "I believe that monogamy is essential in a relationship", placing themselves on a scale of 1 (do not agree at all) to 7 (agree completely).

The findings show that Kiwis are strongly in favour of monogamy with the average result for women at 6.1, and men at 5.3.

Where to find the country's 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

Where to find the country's most monogamous women

1. Kerikeri
2. Te Awamutu
3. Blenheim
4. Queenstown
5. Pukekohe
6. Nelson
7. Paraparaumu
8. Rangiora
9. Tauranga
10. Christchurch

According to EliteSingles' in-house psychologist, Salama Marine, the findings indicate those looking for a monogamous relationship shouldn't feel disheartened.

"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.''

Marine also advises that if you value monogamy, you shouldn't be afraid to discuss it with 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."