Move over, Virginia, Massachusetts is for lovers. A survey of all 50 states determines good old Massachusetts to be America’s most romantic state this year. The data makes for good news as Valentine’s Day looms.
Massachusetts had the highest “average monthly search volume of romantic keywords per 100,000 people,” according to JeffBet, the company behind study.
They analyzed the number of average monthly Google searches for keywords relating to romance, Valentine’s Day, and love across the entire US. The states with the highest monthly search volumes per 100,000 people for these specific keywords have been identified and ranked, therefore revealing the most romantic states in America.
The ‘most romantic’ states in America
With 1,848 average monthly searches related to romance, Massachusetts took the number one spot on the list. New York state tailed just behind with 1,809 searches, Jersey with 1,690, Virginia with 1,652, and North Carolina with 1,629 searches to round out America’s top five most romantic states.
New England neighbor, Connecticut, also made it in the top ten, coming in as the ninth rank with 1,527 searches, just ahead of Colorado.
JeffBet assessed Valentine’s and romance adjacent queries such as “romance movies,” “engagement rings,” and “florists near me.”
A spokesperson from JeffBet has commented on the findings: “As Valentine’s Day is drawing closer, it is interesting to discover the states that are deemed the most romantic; with each state’s most frequently searched term being the upcoming special day, it’s clear that people are excited to celebrate their love. Not to mention, with there being high Google searches for ‘engagement rings’ in many of the ranking states, perhaps loved ones are preparing to propose in the runup to Valentine’s Day, or even on the day itself.”