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Pittsburgh among Top 10 cities for romance

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(Robert J. Pavuchak/Post-Gazette)

We Pittsburghers are quite the romantics.

Or so Amazon says.

In its annual list, Pittsburgh ranked eighth among the Top 20 Most Romantic Cities in the U.S.

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So how did we get that ranking? According to Amazon, "The list is determined 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."

While the list doesn't say anything sports-related — let's face it, this is a sports-heavy town — we'll assume taking a date to the state's most Instagrammed place would count as a romantic gesture for some.

After all:

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Not to mention these Steelers, Pirates and Penguins Valentine's Day cards couldn't hurt.

But back to the list: Taking the top spot is Alexandria, Va., followed by Miami, Fla., Knoxville, Tenn., Orlando, Fla., and Vancouver, Wash., to round out the top five.

Our friendly neighbor to the west — Cincinnati, Ohio — takes the No. 6 spot.

So while we rank pretty high for cat ladies in this city, all you single people stay positive!

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Just think, when you *do* find that special someone, they'll have no excuse for not being romantic.

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So keep on ordering those romance novels/movies/music n'at.

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Check it out: Steelers, Penguins, Pirates release Valentine's Day cards

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You are the Olli one for me.

Yes, the Penguins are Fehr real.

The organization — along with the Steelers — have really outdone themselves this time.

With Valentine's Day coming up, the teams have released printable cards to give to your favorite yinzer. 

"My heart's BEN aching for you," reads one from the Steelers.

"Your love sends me to the moon," reads another, showing Antonio Brown in that celebration pose that went viral.

The Steelers released the printable cards on their Facebook page. Take a look at them:

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We can't argue with the puns. Especially the DeAngelo Williams one, as evident in the recent commercials he and his daughters took part of.

The Penguins brought the heat in December with their volleyball skills and their Christmas video, and continue to do so with these cards.

The printable ones can be found here.

And if you're looking to give some chocolate with these, let Sofia Vergara help you out.

As for the Pirates, well, they're on their way to Florida, so we'll give them a break.****

In the meantime, we'll leave you with some of our Penguins favorites:

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Better late than never, right Pirates?

The team released their Valentine's Day cards Thursday. A glimpse of what they offer:

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The full list of cards can be found here.

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WATCH: Steelers' DeAngelo Williams, other NFL players attempt to style their daughters' hair

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"Definitely stepping out of my comfort zone."

As evident in these videos, DeAngelo Williams is not alone.

The Steelers running back is one of three other NFL players that is taking part in Pantene Pro-V's "Strong Is Beautiful" campaign.

In the first video, Williams tackles his kindergartner Rhiya's hair.

"The *only* style I'm able to do is a ponytail," Williams warns.

Sure enough, he runs into a couple of obstacles in attempting a new 'do, not to mention when Rhiya throws him a curve ball in asking "Daddy, can you, like, put the bow inside the braid?"

"You know what's easier for me is running through a defensive line because I have help running through that defensive line," Williams jokes.

The end result? The DeAngelo Williams Curtain Call — aka Twisted Pigtails. Take a look:

In the second video, Williams doesn't have it any easier with his younger daughter Reyna.

"You going to let me do your hair?" Right off the bat, Reyna responds by running away.

Hair aside, what makes the video worth watching is Reyna's "Here We Go Steelers" chant — not to mention the end result of The DeAngelo Williams Princess Samurai aka Princess Puff hairdo.

Well done, Williams.

Other players that took part:

Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten

"Catching a touchdown pass is a lot easier than making a beautiful braid."

New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson

"Feels like mommy but he has bigger hands."
"It might be the hand thing that makes this thing difficult."

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Sofia Vergara gives some Valentine's Day love to Sarris Candies

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Don't know what to give for a Valentine's Day gift?

How about chocolate.

You can't have Valentine's Day without chocolate.

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And for "Modern Family" star Sofia Vergara, that chocolate should come from Canonsburg-based Sarris Candies.

In the latest print issue of "People," Vergara shares with the magazine a number of goodies that are must-haves for this year's holiday — one of them being chocolate-covered pretzels from Sarris.

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"The only thing better than a box of chocolates is these delicious chocolate-covered pretzels!" she says to the magazine.

We're going to assume Vergara was introduced to the treats by Mt. Lebanon-native Joe Manganiello, whom she married back in November.

“We’re thrilled that her husband gifts her with a hometown favorite and that she loves it enough for it to become a favorite of her own,” owner Bill Sarris said in a statement.

So take notes, ladies and gentlemen. No pressure.

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When it comes to Steelers fans, cheers with Guinness beers?

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Sorry, Iron City.

There's just something about those drinks from Ireland that gets Steelers fans talking.

According to Nielsen and BARTRENDr, a data-analytics and social-network company focused specifically on the alcohol beverage industry, Guinness is the most talked-about beer among fans when it comes to watching Steelers games.

The Irish continue their dominance over yinz with Jameson being the most popular liquor.

The information comes after the group looked at engagement across social media and saw what brands of alcohol people were talking about during a game.

"Tapping into conversations happening within BARTRENDr’s exclusive online community, trending topics reflecting fan favorites were captured at social scenes from around the country that included bars, tailgating locations and friendly gatherings — even living rooms and man caves," the site explains.

The only other group that favored Guinness were Chicago Bears fans, though Coors also dominated their conversation.

On the liquor side, Indianapolis Colts fans were also talking about Jameson.

Bud Light dominated the conversation for 11 fan bases (coincidentally the official beer of the NFL), including rivals Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, and the Steelers' opponent this Sunday, the Denver Broncos.

It was followed by Budweiser (5), Blue Moon (4), Corona (3), Coors and PBR tied at two and Coors Light, Heineken, Miller Light and Yuengling (represented by Philadelphia Eagles fans) at one apiece.

Whether talking about these beers and liquors means fans are drinking them is something we'll let you all decide. 

But as the site says, "Marketers take note: Where conversations happens, opportunity knocks."

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