The Most Romantic City in America (and More!)

by | Feb 1st, 2012 | 10:00AM | Filed under: Box Office News, News, Redbox Insider

With Valentine’s Day just a couple of weeks away, Redbox announced the most and least romantic cities in America (based on the number of romantic comedies rented in 2011). And let’s just say that when it comes to romance, the Midwest is best.

Top 10 Most Romantic Cities:

Redbox Valentine Day Survey - Most and Least Romantic Cities

  1. La Crosse, Wis.
  2. Green Bay, Wis.
  3. Ames, Iowa
  4. Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  5. Sioux Falls, S.D.
  6. Wausau, Wis.
  7. Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo, Mich.
  8. Fargo, N.D.
  9. Madison, Wis.
  10. Mankato, Minn.

The 10 Least Romantic Cities:

  1. Laredo, Texas
  2. Midland, Texas
  3. Greenwood, Miss.
  4. Victoria, Texas
  5. Eureka, Calif.
  6. Odessa, Texas
  7. Las Vegas, Nev.
  8. Florence, S.C.
  9. Meridian, Miss.
  10. Tucson, Ariz.


Redbox also polled more than 3,300 customers nationwide about Valentine’s Day & romantic movies. Here’s the fun stuff we found out:

  • 61% of Americans will be spending Valentine’s Day with a movie.
  • Romantic comedies top the list as the best movie genre for date night (38.8%), followed by laugh-out-loud comedies (24.8%) and new releases (18.5%).
  • Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling were the couple to beat, as America voted The Notebook its favorite movie love story (31.8%).
  • 48.3% of Americans hope to get a thoughtful card this Valentine’s Day. Flowers (38.7%), candy (23.3%) and jewelry (18.9%) round out America’s wish lists.
  • Forget fancy dinner reservations this year: more respondents would prefer a homemade meal on Valentine’s Day (37.7%).

What do you think about the city rankings & survey findings? Leave your comments below – and don’t forget to share this post with anyone you know who lives in one of America’s most & least romantic cities!

Redbox Valentines Day Infographic

(Images courtesy of Redbox. If you use one, please credit us!)

35 Responses to “The Most Romantic City in America (and More!)”

  1. Bobbie
    Posted on February 9, 2012 at 11:19 am

    McAllen Texas

  2. Jennifer
    Posted on February 9, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    If the results are based on where they rented the most romantic comedies, then the poll doesn’t work because the people that rent romantic comedies are usually single lonely girls meaning there is less romance in their lives lol.

  3. Andrew Goff
    Posted on February 14, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    There is no Redbox in Eureka:

  4. Amy
    Posted on February 16, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    No, but there is one 6 miles away in Arcata. I’m sure that’s where they are getting the info from :-)

  5. Robin
    Posted on March 31, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Orange Beach, Alabama

  6. Ben Jennsen
    Posted on August 10, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    I love Columbus, Ohio it’s very romantic. I hope there are more good Romantic Comedy’s out this year! Can’t wait for Josh Gad and Kristen Ruhlin in She Wants Me, plus who doesn’t love Charlie Sheen?!