|Hearts are on Fire in San Antonio and Seattle – Amazon.com Announces the Top 20 Most Romantic Cities in the U.S.|
For the first year ever, San Antonio and Seattle make the top 20
list, ranking No. 1 and No. 2 respectively
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 3, 2014--
(NASDAQ:AMZN) – With Valentine's Day just around the corner, Amazon.com
today announced its list of the Top 20 Most Romantic Cities in the U.S.
The cities were determined by compiling sales data of romance novels and
relationship books (both Kindle and print); romantic comedy movies
(digital and DVDs); a collection of romantic music, including Dean
Martin, Barry White, Luther Vandross, Maxwell and Miguel (CDs and MP3s);
as well as the sales of sexual wellness products, among cities with more
than 100,000 residents. Sales were tabulated from Jan. 1, 2013.
The Top 20 Most Romantic Cities in the U.S. are:
1. San Antonio
11. Columbia, S.C.
12. San Jose, Calif.
3. Knoxville, Tenn.
13. Murfreesboro, Tenn.
14. Round Rock, Texas
5. Alexandria, Va.
15. Sioux Falls, S.D.
6. Orlando, Fla.
16. Las Vegas
7. Vancouver, Wash.
18. Everett, Wash.
9. Spokane, Wash.
19. Erie, Pa.
10. Dayton, Ohio
20. Clearwater, Fla.
Some of the interesting findings in Amazon’s romantic data unveiled that:
Love is in the air in San Antonio and Seattle! In the five years that
Amazon has announced its most romantic cities, this year marks the
first time ever San Antonio has made the top 20 list. It also marks
the first time since 2010 that Seattle has ranked among the top 20.
The big movers and shakers this year were San Antonio, Seattle,
Spokane, Wash., San Jose and Sioux Falls, S.D., all of which didn’t
make the top 20 list last year.
Knoxville, Tenn., fell from its love perch after a two year reign as
the most romantic city in the U.S., slipping to No. 3. But don’t worry
Knoxville – you still beat out your old archrival Alexandria, Va.
Washington State is for lovers! Four Washington cities – Seattle,
Vancouver, Spokane and Everett – ranked among the top 20 most romantic
On the other end of the spectrum, San Buenaventura, Calif., New York
and El Monte, Calif., need to turn up the heat. These three came in as
the least romantic cities in the U.S. based on Amazon customers’
Cities that unfortunately didn’t make the list include Loveladies,
N.J.; Handsome Eddy, N.Y.; Loveland, Colo.; Loving, Ky.; Valentine,
Neb.; Sweet Lips, Tenn.; and Romance, W.Va.
Customers looking for a little romance can view Amazon Book Editors
picks of 150 love stories and Amazon Music Editor’s picks of 50 great
romantic albums for every romantic mood. From first love to love gone
wrong, this list offers a dozen kinds of treats, each filled with some
of their favorite romantic books and music. To see these editorial
lists, visit http://www.amazon.com/150lovestories
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