Five Ways to be the Perfect Partner this Christmas (According to Your Partner)

‘Tis the season for giving – and this year Kiwi men and women have revealed how to give your partner the perfect Christmas.

In a poll conducted by dating site, 300 people from around New Zealand revealed what they expect from a dream partner. Forget the five gold rings – these five bold things are the best way to treat someone you love this Christmas.

1. Surprise them with sexy lingerie (but only if you’re trying to impress a bloke)

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Buying a present for the man in your life? Turns out that Kiwi blokes want just one thing (and yes, it is what you’re thinking). Two-in-three men (64 per cent) want a partner who will surprise them with sexy underwear, while less than five per cent would prefer that the sheer undies stay under wraps. Women, however, were not so easily titillated: just 25 per cent wanted to be surprised by their partner in sexy knickers.

2. Stay away from their work Christmas party


Cut price bubbles around the photocopier, wondering where Amy from HR and Dan from Accounts have got to, late-night trips to Maccas with the team from Marketing: the work Christmas party is undoubtedly full of glamour, so it’s no wonder that more than half of women (59 per cent) and two-thirds of men (66 per cent) want to be left to party in peace.  The ideal partner is one who stays away from their beloved’s work functions (but who also, perhaps, makes sure that they have water for the morning after!)

3. Invite them to the family get-together


But only if you’ve been dating for three months or longer! When it comes to meeting friends and family, Kiwis are pretty blasé up until that three-month marker. In fact, only six per cent of women and ten percent of men wish to meet the whānau in the first 12 weeks. However, should your relationship last longer, you may want to set an extra place at the Christmas table: 65 per cent of women and 61 percent of men want to be introduced to a partner’s family before the first year of dating is up.

4. Meet them at the airport

If you really want to get on your partner’s nice list, you’ll pick them up at the airport after or during their festive travels. Just 11 per cent of New Zealanders want to make their own way from the airport or bus station, while 51 per cent of Kiwis would expect to be met at in the arrivals hall.

5. Don’t laugh at their tofu turkey

If your beloved wants tofu instead of turkey, or insists on gluten-free stuffing and non-dairy brandy butter, then it’s best to hide your smirks – or you may find yourself cooking for one this Christmas. Half of Kiwis (50 per cent of women and 51 per cent of men) demand that a partner respect –  or even share – their eating habits.

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