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Turns Out Virginia Really Is for Lovers: Amazon Survey



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    Busy shops along King Street in Old Town in Alexandria, Virginia.

    Turns out Paris isn't the only city where love is in the air. Amazon is out with its list of the Top 20 Most Romantic Cities right here in the U.S., and some of them may surprise you, NBC News reported.

    The online retailer's list rolled out every year around Valentine's Day, calls Alexandria, Virginia the most romantic city in the country. This is the third time the city has claimed the top spot — it was also listed as number one in 2010 and 2011.

    Amazon bases its romantic city rankings on sales data from cities with more than 100,000 residents. It includes purchases per capita of romance novels and relationship books, romantic comedy movies and downloads of romantic music by artists like Barry White and Luther Vandross. It also includes sales per capita of sexual wellness products.

    Here's the top five: 1) Alexandria, Virginia, 2) Miami, Florida, 3) Knoxville, Tennessee, 4) Orlando, Florida and 5) Vancouver, Washington.