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Travel makes you more attractive says new study of NZ singles

Jetstar asked 500 Kiwis what makes them swipe right when looking at a dating profile and the results inspired the airline’s latest ‘Profile Pic Upgrade Sale’ (sale details at bottom of release).

According to the results, having a profile that conveys a passion for travel will make 1 in 2 participants swipe right. As for the perfect dating profile picture, food reigns supreme. A snap enjoying local cuisine has 63 per cent swiping right, as well as relaxing beachside (58 percent) and sipping coffee at a cafe (50 per cent).

Travelling for love

The airlines’ nationwide survey also revealed that more than 80 percent of New Zealand’s singles feel there’s a lack of choice within the local dating scene, leaving many looking to travel for love.

53 per cent of singles told us they’d be willing to get out of their city and travel to find the one, with more than half of those people (29 per cent) willing to hunt down love internationally.

Contrary to popular belief, expensive holidays and private jets aren’t the way to the hearts of single Kiwis. Only five per cent showed interest in dating someone who flaunts a ‘flashy, no expense spared’ travel style, whereas 25 per cent are drawn to adventurous travellers, and 21 per cent to sightseers. Also, fishing fans may benefit from a photo upgrade as 35 per cent of singles will instantly reject a potential match if they’re holding a fish.

According to the survey results, vacation is where the Kiwi charm shines, as 43 per cent revealed they’ve indulged in a holiday fling or romance in the past. Those that haven’t, want to, with 35 per cent hoping that it will happen on their next trip.

For those who do land a holiday romance, watch out for these instant turn-offs that participants flagged. Being rude to waiters, staff or crew was voted the biggest travel ‘ick’ at 72 per cent, followed by spending the entire trip on social media (56 per cent), taking shoes off on the plane (45 per cent) and refusing to try the local cuisine (38 per cent).

Profile Pic Upgrade Sale

To bring Kiwis an opportunity to renew those profile pics, Jetstar has announced a ‘Profile Pic Upgrade Sale’ with 25,000 discounted fares available across 17 domestic and international routes.

Domestic fares will start from $30 (e.g. Christchurch to Wellington) and international fares from just $135 (e.g. Auckland to Sydney).

Club Jetstar- members will have 12 hours of exclusive early access to the offer from midday today.

Travellers can sign up to become a Club Jetstar member at Jetstar.com when making a booking.

Public access starts at midnight tonight, and the sale ends at 11.59pm on Monday 18 March 2024, unless sold out prior. Fares and full conditions are available at Jetstar.com.

Travel dates vary per route but include early May to mid-September 2024.

The ‘Profile Pic Upgrade Sale’ fares include:


●Christchurch to Wellington from $30

●Auckland to Christchurch from $35

●Auckland to Wellington from $35

●Wellington to Queenstown from $38

●Auckland to Dunedin from $50

●Auckland to Queenstown from $55


●Auckland to Sydney from $135

●Wellington to Gold Coast from $159

●Auckland to Brisbane from $169

●Auckland to Gold Coast from $169

●Auckland to Melbourne (Tullamarine) from $169

●Auckland to Rarotonga from $169

●Christchurch to Gold Coast from $169

●Christchurch to Melbourne (Tullamarine) from $169

●Queenstown to Gold Coast from $179

●Queenstown to Melbourne (Tullamarine) from $189

●Queenstown to Sydney from $199

Sale ends 11.59pm NZDT Monday 18 March 2024, unless sold out prior. Prices based on payment by POLi, Jetstar voucher, Jetstar Gift Card, or bookings redeemed only in Qantas Points through jetstar.com. For other payment options, a Payment Fee applies. See jetstar.com/fees. Fares are one-way, checked baggage not included. Selected travel dates and other conditions apply.

-Club Jetstar has an annual fee of NZD $55. The fee is non-refundable. T&Cs apply.


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