Another very reputable survey has found that one third of kiwis surveyed have cheated on their partners, with even more people owning up to cheating in the hot spots of Gisborne, Napier and Palmerston North. This is sad, but I guess it depends exactly what defines cheating on as. Is it kissing someone outside your relationship or more? How is your relationship defined? Relationships do range from simply four or more dates to marriage. Still, this lack of loyalty is fairly typical of the times we live in unfortunately.
There are some other stunning findings from this survey which suggests that bad breath and smoking are usually turnoffs, while nagging is a big turnoff for guys and body odour turns the ladies off. I guess, some of these can actually be anything but a turnoff, but it depends on the person.
Meeting through friends is the most popular way to meet ahead of online and nightclubs.
These findings are actually quite interesting, what do you think? Are people honest in these surveys? Is there anything we can do to stop people cheating on others or is it a sign of the times?
Fidelity appears to be tough to come by as one in three New Zealanders has cheated on their partners, according to a new survey.
The Mega Kiwi Sex Survey 2012 shows 35.1 per cent of women and 35.7 per cent men have confessed to cheating.
A further 20 per cent of women and 17 per cent of men also admitted having a "close call".
People aged between 18 and 24 were the most likely age group to cheat.
The survey of more than 1500 people also found there were hot spots where cheating was common.
Fifty per cent of respondents from Gisborne, 47.8 per cent of those from Napier and 43.8 per cent of respondents from Palmerston North confessed to cheating.
The survey showed New Zealanders didn't find dating easy. More than 20 per cent of men and 29.4 per cent of women felt that finding a partner was difficult because Kiwis tended not to date.
A quarter of women and 14.5 per cent men also believed the dating pool was lacking with all the good partners already taken.
A bashful 10 per cent of men felt that women were too intimidating, while five per cent of women thought Kiwi men were too shy.
But if people really wanted to find love, both men (41.1 per cent) and women (56.1 per cent) felt the best way to do it was through friends.
The second best way was online, with 16.7 per cent of men and 13.2 per cent of women viewing the internet as an optimistic portal of love. Bars and nightclubs was third on the list.
Bad breath was the biggest turn off for women (31.9 per cent), followed by body odour (24 per cent) and smoking (13.9 per cent).
For men, smoking was the breaking point with 22.1 per cent finding it unattractive. They were also turned off by nagging and bad breath.