SEATTLE - Love is in the air at Amazon.com as the company unveiled its annual list of the Top 20 Most Romantic Cities in the U.S.
The list is determined by a compilation of sales data from cities with more than 100,000 residents on a per capita basis and includes purchases of romance novels and relationship books (both Kindle and print); romantic comedy movies (DVDs and digital); a curated list of romantic music, including artists like Maxwell, Miguel, Barry White and Luther Vandross (CDs and MP3 format); as well as the sales of sexual wellness products.
|The Top 20 Most Romantic Cities in the U.S. are:|
1. Knoxville, Tenn.
11. Las Vegas, Nev.
2. Miami, Fla.
12. Pittsburgh, Pa.
3. Orlando, Fla.
13. Everett, Wash.
4. Alexandria, Va.
14. Broken Arrow, Okla.
5. Vancouver, Wash.
15. Springfield, Mo.
6. Cincinnati, Ohio
16. Salem, Ore.
7. Dayton, Ohio
17. Billings, Mont.
8. Columbia, S.C.
18. Wilmington, N.C.
9. Round Rock, Texas
19. Gainesville, Fla.
10. Murfreesboro, Tenn.
20. Erie, Pa.
Some of the interesting finding in Amazon’s romantic data revealed that:
- Knoxville, Tenn., fell in love all over again, reclaiming its position as the most romantic city after a heartbreaking year away from the top spot.
- Cupid fixed Broken Arrow, Okla., which debuted on the list for the first time this year.
- Hearts are on fire in Florida, with three cities making the list this year: Miami, Orlando and Gainesville.
- Round Rock, Texas, Erie, Pa., and 10 other cities can’t help fallin’ in love, appearing on the list for the third consecutive year.
- Columbia, S.C., Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Pittsburgh, Pa., turned up the heat in 2015, ranking higher on the list compared to 2014.
- Five cities lost that lovin’ feeling with San Antonio, Texas, Seattle, Wash., Spokane, Wash., San Jose, Calif., and Sioux City, Iowa, falling off the top 20 this year.
Customers looking to spice up their Valentine’s Day can refer to the Amazon Books Editors’ picks of love stories at amazon.com/150lovestories, and also enjoy Prime Music’s 50 Great Love Songs playlist.
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Source: Amazon.com, Inc.
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