The 20 Most Romantic Cities in America

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Alexandria, Virginia, is the most romantic city in the United States, if Amazon.com sales are any indication.

The city located outside the nation’s capital again earned the No. 1 spot on Amazon’s annual ranking of the most romantic cities. Amazon says Alexandria sits at the pinnacle again “after five heartbreaking years away from the top spot.”

Amazon.com is the world’s largest online retailer, according to data from the National Retail Federation.

The publicly traded company compiles its list of the most romantic cities based on per capita sales data from cities with a population of more than 100,000. The sales data include purchases of:

  • Romance novels and relationship books (both Kindle and print)
  • Romantic comedy movies (DVDs and digital)
  • A a curated list of romantic music, including artists such as Barry White, Maxwell, Miguel and Luther Vandross (CDs and MP3 format);
  • Sexual wellness products

In addition to Alexandria, a few other cities in this year’s top 20 stand out based on Amazon’s findings:

  • Knoxville, Tennessee, has ranked in the top three for five consecutive years now.
  • Miami purchased the most sexual wellness products.
  • Four cities in Washington state made the list: Vancouver, Everett, Seattle and Bellevue.

Las Vegas might also be known as Sin City, but it fell out of the top 20 this year.

The top 20 cities are:

  1. Alexandria, Virginia
  2. Miami
  3. Knoxville, Tennessee
  4. Orlando, Florida
  5. Vancouver, Washington
  6. Cincinnati
  7. Columbia, South Carolina
  8. Pittsburgh
  9. Round Rock, Texas
  10. Ann Arbor, Michigan
  11. Atlanta
  12. Salt Lake City
  13. Scottsdale, Arizona
  14. Everett, Washington
  15. Gainesville, Florida
  16. Seattle
  17. Wilmington, North Carolina
  18. Rochester, New York
  19. Dayton, Ohio
  20. Bellevue, Washington

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