(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.
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.
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!
Just think, when you *do* find that special someone, they'll have no excuse for not being romantic.
So keep on ordering those romance novels/movies/music n'at.