Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Amazon.com unveiled its annual list of the 20 most romantic cities in the US—with Murfreesboro ranking in the top 10! After compiling sales data of romance novels and relationship books, romantic comedy movies, and a collection of romantic music, along with sexual wellness products, from Jan. 1, 2012-Jan. 23, 2013 on a per capita basis in cities with over 100,000 residents, the top 20 most romantic cities in the US are:
|1. Knoxville, Tenn.||11. Round Rock, Texas|
|2. Alexandria, Va.||12. Clearwater, Fla.|
|3. Miami, Fla.||13. Las Vegas, Nev.|
|4. Orlando, Fla.||14. Salem, Ore.|
|5. Cincinnati, Ohio||15. Erie, Pa.|
|6. Vancouver, Wash.||16. Everett, Wash.|
|7. Dayton, Ohio||17. Rochester, N.Y.|
|8. Murfreesboro, Tenn.||18. Clarksville, Tenn.|
|9. Columbia, S.C.||19. Tallahassee, Fla.|
|10. Pittsburgh, Pa.||20. Billings, Mont.|
According to Amazon’s “romantic” data:
- For the second year in a row, Knoxville took the first place spot.
- According to Amazon customers’ purchase habits, Boise, Idaho is the least romantic city in the US.
- For the fourth year in a row, Miami is the sexiest city in the US, winning the top spot in the sexual wellness category. Cambridge, Mass. and Alexandria, Va. round out the top three.
- The big movers and shakers this year were Round Rock, Salem and Billings, who didn’t make the top 20 list in 2012.