Checking your phone constantly is the worst thing a woman can do on a first date, according to a survey of 800 Kiwis by dating website Find Someone.
On the flipside, more than half of women found a man suggesting sex on the first date a big no-no.
The genders agreed physical attraction, intelligence, a sense-of-humour, kindness and mutual interests were important in a date.
It's a lot to think about while you're out to impress, especially when you have a time-limit.
Girls of action The frontier culture in New Zealand instills in people both the physical as well as psychological ability to live off the land.
Some blame the inherited Anglo-Saxon reserve along with the natural awkwardness from living in a small country where everyone is someone else’s ex, sibling, room mate or colleague.
Social life is mainly parties or going out in a group so there’s little chance for formal romance: a majority of New Zealanders still think a date is a squishy fruit from North Africa Paradoxically, this can make New Zealand quite a happy hunting ground for both male and female travelers.
New Zealand is a young country as compared to some like Italy, China and even in the Persian Gulf where the earliest civilizations go back several centuries.
While originally New Zealand was only Maori, later it became bicultural with colonial and rural values.