Amazon voted Victoria as the most romantic city in Canada (Flickr)

Victoria voted ‘most romantic city’ in Canada

Courtenay finishes in ninth spot in annual Amazon survey

Love is in the air, especially for Victorians.

And residents of the Comox Valley are apparently not far behind.

For the seventh year in a row, Amazon named Victoria as the most romantic city in Canada, followed by LaSalle, Que. and Fort McMurray, Alta, with Courtenay finishing in 9th. Other B.C. cities that made the list were North Vancouver (4th) Kelowna (7th), Vancouver (15th), Langley (16th) and Port Coquitlam (20th).

The stats come from compiling sales data from Jan. 1, 2018 to Jan. 1, 2019 on a per capita basis in cities with more than 20,000 residents.

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The data looks at the purchases of romantic comedies, jewellery, sexual wellness products, relationship books and romance novels (both print and Kindle editions). 

Victoria not only got the top spot in general, but actually came in first for all five of the romantic product categories.

Additionally, Victoria made the top three spots with the most jewellery purchases, with earrings being the most popular buy.

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There’s a sense of nostalgia to the romantically-inclined; the top romantic movie sold was the 1990 feature, Pretty Woman, starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere.

The top love story, page-turner was the magically-inspired The All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness.

What do you think; are Victorians really that romantic?

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