While there is nothing wrong with this per say, it does complicate things when we introduce the hormone surge from physical intimacy that can sometimes cloud our vision. While marriage and children is just as much a modern concept as a traditional one, it’s important not to approach every single date as though you are interviewing a potential life partner. Ultimately the term “rules” implies that there is only one right way to date; something which I do not subscribe to.
This clouded vision can make us more inclined to make choices based on innate chemical responses rather than true potential. A sense of spaciousness where the journey is in this moment is just as much appreciated as a potential destination, which makes for a much more fun, relaxed, and enjoyable dating experience. Honoring what feel is right for you in any given moment is ultimately the only sure fire way to ensure you have an positive dating experience.
That same no-BS attitude applies to innovation, O’Keefe says: “New Zealand entrepreneurs aren’t working on an app to find a better sandwich or whatever—they take real-world problems much more seriously.” While that may sound like some Silicon Kiwi spin, the country did introduce a Global Impact visa last year, targeting civic-minded founders tackling society’s biggest challenges.
Meanwhile, US app peddlers and hedge funders are quietly burrowing into New Zealand’s epic hills, plotting their real-world escape.
Once your abode (or bunker) is under way, integrating is easy, say American escapists.
It’s also surrounded by vast expanses of ocean, which has a dampening effect on extreme weather, says James Renwick, a climate scientist at Victoria University of Wellington.