After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads. I'm pretty sure that there are some NZ men who don't want you to mother them but I'd say the norm is they treat their wives like they are their mothers. Surely you'll want to meet the prospective in-laws before you commit yourself too much, eh? If you love him, you'll have to go through all the heartbreak yourself and no amount of well-meaning advice from me or anyone else will deter you from having your experience. I'm not trying to have a dig at you if that's what you're assuming, I really didn't know about this and would like to find out.This may sound strange and I don't think it is very Oedipal but they do consign their women to the home a fare bit. My impression is that Kiwi culture is quite gender equal.They can be incredibly bossy, stroppy, dominating, mannish and other far-from-feminine traits... There were some states in the US that gave women the vote before NZ did. If you've gotten yourself involved with a Kiwi male, please keep this in mind. Meet her for yourself, check out their relationship, look for signs in their relationship. If you want slightly less of that chauvinistic thing go to NZ instead of here, which is imo still more sexist.I've known a few soft, lovely Kiwi women but they are not the stereotype certainly. It's complicated too by the fact that NZ women are not meek and mild as you would assume within this kind of scenario.I have a lot of relationship experience with kiwi women and it takes some adjusting to as an American man.A lot of things are ass backwards to how we do things here in the states and NZ lacks the "formal" dating culture we have in the USA.(despite the fact that NZ has had 2 women Prime Ministers (never mind that Helen is strikingly mannish - read gay) Heaps more than in the US. Having two female prime ministers is quite good, I think, and women are well represented in politics.
I think it's easier for American men with Kiwi women than the reverse. Women run things at home more and make more decisions, but also get less household help. Women run things at home more and make more decisions, but also get less household help.Kiwis will always lead with the startling newsflash that NZ was the first country to give women the vote..yeah yeah. They can be incredibly bossy, stroppy, dominating, mannish and other far-from-feminine traits...I've known a few soft, lovely Kiwi women but they are not the stereotype certainly.They may have had a female PM, but there is a progressive character to the government that is lacking in practice in the populace, and a patchwork quilt of historically unique gender relations stuff that may seem very "different" from what Americans are used to, all the more so because we share a language and so expect people who speak English to also act like us. You don't see men and women being friends down there for instance. You don't see men and women being friends down there for instance. Are you absolutely sure it's NZ you have been living in?
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Also local elections in Sweden and parts of Britain and a few other places I'm sure did.Some forums can only be seen by registered members. But didn't Cyprus only have suffrage when they became independent in like 1960?