Amazon ranks Dayton among 'Most Romantic Cities'

Pretty much every Buckeye knows that, on a state level, Ohio is for lovers. But a closer look reveals that the Gem City is a pretty romantic location, too.

That's how Amazon, online retail giant, sees it. Dayton ranked No. 19 on the sites Top 20 Most Romantic U.S. Cities list.

Meanwhile, our neighbors to the south, Cincinnati, ranked No. 6.

So how did Amazon determine these rankings, you ask? 

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Amazon determined its criteria 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 Barry White, Maxwell, Miguel, and Luther Vandross (CDs and MP3 format); as well as the sales of sexual wellness products.

The research involved in determing the list also revealed three other interesting facts about Dayton:

  1. Diamonds are still a girl’s best friend with jewelry being the second most popular way residents in Dayton, Ohio are expressing their romance.
  2. Customers like to read their favorite romance tales digitally, with Kindle eBooks being the most common way Dayton, Ohio is igniting its passion for love.
  3. Dayton, Ohio is losing that lovin’ feeling, dropping from 7th to 19th on Amazon’s annual list of Most Romantic Cities.

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