On The Daily: Amazon's Alexa says Ann Arbor is 10th most-romantic city in US

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 9:37pm

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, Cupid has shot his arrow into the heart of Ann Arbor. According to a recent Amazon list, Ann Arbor was ranked the 10th most-romantic city in the United States.

Topping the list are San Antonio, Texas, Miami, Fla. and Alexandria, Va.  

According to the press release by Amazon, the rankings were determined by compiling “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).”

Other factors that were considered were music purchases from artists like Adele and John Legend, as well as “the sales of sexual wellness products.”

Thanks to data collected by Amazon’s “Alexa,” our insights into the love lives of those who live in the United States’ midsized and large cities has expanded. 

According to Amazon’s website, the most-requested love songs on “Alexa” included “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran and “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston. Customers also liked to order flowers and chocolate truffles via Alexa.