No wonder, then, that Christchurch singles are the kind of men and women that make great dates: they're resourceful, reliable and tenacious.
Indeed, for those balancing work and social commitments, finding the time for Christchurch dating can be its own challenge.
In large part, this is because hardworking, educated and successful Christchurch singles tend to have little time to meet new people.
Figures from online dating site nz show 66 per cent of users from Christchurch are male, which is more male-skewed than the rest of the country.
But members are also more likely to hold back on sharing their feelings online, with half the national average of messages and "smiles" sent.
When you are craving a date that is both lively and delicious, you can satisfy that itch with a trip to Tequila Mockingbird.
This buzzing, covivial restaurant offers up more than just a fabulous name - it is also home to wonderful, Latin-American inspired food.Head of Findsomeone Daniel Bridges says the difference is most likely due to the influx of rebuild personnel."There is a slight skew also towards the under-35 age-group, which would again speak to the younger workers who have made their way to the garden city to swing hammers and operate machinery."EVEN MORE SINGLE BLOKES HERE ...On the flip-side, Paparua takes the 'woman drought' top-spot with a more-than 3:1 single men to women ratio, while single Port Levy men outnumber single females by more than 2:1.They also boast an impressive menu should you be getting on so well that those first-date drinks turn into dinner!Dates in the daytime can be a touch more relaxing than their night time counterparts and Christchurch offers plenty of daylight dating options.Orthopaedic nurse Sven Oudshoorn flats in Addington, where there are about 124 single men for every 100 single women. He says he finds the dating scene in Christchurch difficult, due to a "limited social area".