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Alexandria is third most romantic city in the U.S.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Amazon announced their Most Romantic U.S. Cities and Alexandria, Va is number three!

The annual list is based on the sales data of romance novels, relationship books, romantic comedy movies, romantic music, and sexual wellness products from cities with more than 100,000 residents on a per capita basis.

Some highlights include:

  • Kindle Unlimited members fell in love with love, reading tens of millions of romance books in the last year, including “Everything We Keep” by Kerry Lonsdale, “Worth the Wait” by Jamie Beck, and “Doing It Over” by Catherine Bybee.
  • Customers enjoyed binge-watching romantic films and TV series on Prime Video last year. The Amazon Original series “Catastrophe,” “Mozart in the Jungle” and “Doctor Thorne,” as well as movies like “Age of Adaline” and “Equals” were among the most streamed romantic titles.
  • Chicago, Houston, New York, San Diego and Seattle stoked the fire of love all year long by streaming the most love songs from Amazon Music.
  • From Fleetwood Mac to the Rolling Stones, customers shook it all night long by streaming Classic Rock Love Songs more than any other romantic playlist.
  • Amazon Alexa customers got sentimental – some of the most requested love songs on Alexa included “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran, “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston and “Ring of Fire” by Johnny Cash.

We already knew Alexandria rocked, but it's great to see it being recognized!

The Top 20 Most Romantic Cities in the U.S. are:

  1. San Antonio, Texas
  2. Miami, Fla.
  3. Alexandria, Va.
  4. Orlando, Fla.
  5. Salt Lake City, Utah
  6. Knoxville, Tenn.
  7. Cincinnati, Ohio
  8. Pittsburgh, Pa.
  9. Atlanta, Ga.
  10. Ann Arbor, Mich.
  11. Columbia, S.C.
  12. Vancouver, Wash.
  13. Gainesville, Fla.
  14. Seattle, Wash.
  15. Scottsdale, Ariz.
  16. Tampa, Fla.
  17. Las Vegas, Nev.
  18. Portland, Ore.
  19. Round Rock, TX
  20. Rochester, N.Y.

Ahhh, you little love birds, you.