Its security is top-notch, and the website overall has a clean, appealing design.

Also, in order to avoid the boredom factor, I advise you to send messages to those people that have well-written, interesting profiles.

In my experience…the more boring the profile, the more boring the person.

I believe beauty is present in just about every culture (some more than others).

Should you decide to sign up for the online dating sites I recommend below, be sure to read member profiles carefully as you might come across a lot of fake profiles. A woman who has only one picture posted, is wearing a tight swimsuit and making an overly suggestive pose are usually clear signals to steer clear.

Here is the quick list of the top two dating sites in New Zealand. Find Someone is owned by Fairfax Media, which also owns the popular websites Trade Me and Stuff News.

Find Someone benefits from being owned by such a well-established media company.

Finally, there is a tab dedicated solely to events organized by and for members of Find Someone.

Free members can view and attend events, but a Gold membership is required to create your own, or comment on existing events.

Now the former Wellington College and Victoria University student is hoping to use his unexpected celebrity to make a show promoting New Zealand tourism to Chinese tourists. "I guess I'm sort of used to it now, but it was quite strange to see myself on television at first." ALSO: Kiwi student wins Chinese competition He moved to Shanghai after visiting on a whim in 2012, falling in love with the city, and deciding he wanted to learn Mandarin."I had that instinct like so many other New Zealanders that I needed to get into the world and challenge myself and learn about other people, so I went to Shanghai for a short holiday and sort of fell in love with the city."He immersed himself in the culture, living with Chinese flatmates and taking two-hour Mandarin lessons seven days a week.

His break in TV came after he returned to China after doing a short stint at an Auckland law firm that works with many Chinese clients. It's powerful in terms of marketing effects, so we decided we'd try and go on and market our law firm in China, I thought it would be funny and silly."Despite being "very nervous" about his Chinese language skills on the show, he regaled the girls with a guitar song and Chinese conversation, and ended up winning a date.

Wellington lawyer Patrick Rosevear took time out three years ago to go travelling in China, and to study Mandarin.