Kiwis are too picky with online dating suitors, says expert

Drive 09/02/2018

Singles seeking love may have trouble online, some experts say, especially with New Zealand’s smaller pool of eligible e-daters.

Online services like FindSomeone or even smartphone apps like Bumble seem to be paving the way for a new, easier era of digital dating.  

Online dating expert and founder of NZ dating website Emily McLean joined Ali Mau to discuss the online dating scene and the pickiness of Kiwis.

"New Zealanders are a little bit more reserved,” she said, comparing Kiwis with Australians and Americans.

Ms McLean suggests that with the appearance of excess suitors, people don’t take the time to get to know one person.

“People feel that they have all the options in the world, and never settle on one,” she told RadioLIVE.

Singles having trouble with finding a match should reevaluate their e-profiles, she recommends, and continue to seek new situations to meet people 'the old-fashioned way'.

Listen to the full interview above.

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