Alexandria finished in fifth. Sunnyvale, Calif., and Honolulu finished in first and second, respectively.
ProFlowers used the following criteria to determine these heated rankings: Percentage of the population married (marriages, of course, will thrive in a romantic city); romantic restaurants per capita (candlelight dinners!); boutique hotels per capita (romantic getaways!); public parks per capita (picnics!); and the city’s walkability score (hand-holding!)
Based on that, the 10 most romantic cities are:
- Sunnyvale, Calif.
- Torrance, Calif.
- San Francisco
- Bellevue, Wash.
- Pasadena, Calif.
- San Diego
Here’s what ProFlowers had to say about Alexandria:
The only city east of the Rockies to make the top 10, Alexandria is a very romantic place. Known as “Old Town,” the downtown area has a high concentration of shops and restaurants lining the enchanting cobblestone streets. The classic vibe of Alexandria certainly sets the stage for a romantic day-to-evening date.