Amazon.com Announces the Top 20 Most Romantic Cities in America

Alexandria, Va., knows how to keep the romance alive as America’s most romantic city for the second year in a row; Miami keeps it hot as the sexiest city in the U.S.

SEATTLE--()--Love is in the air. Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced its list of the Top 20 Most Romantic Cities in America. After compiling sales data of romance novels and relationship books (Kindle Books and print books), romantic comedy movies (digital movies and DVDs), Barry White albums (CDs and MP3s), along with sexual wellness products, since Jan. 1, 2011, on a per capita basis in cities with over 100,000 residents, the Top 20 most romantic cities in the U.S. are:

               
1. Alexandria, Va. 11. Vancouver, Wash.
 
2. Knoxville, Tenn. 12. Round Rock, Texas
 
3. Orlando, Fla. 13. Pittsburgh
 

4. Miami

14. Salt Lake City
 
5. Ann Arbor, Mich. 15. Arlington, Va.
 
6. Columbia, S.C. 16. Las Vegas
 
7. Cincinnati 17. Clarksville, Tenn.
 
8. Murfreesboro, Tenn. 18. St. Louis
 
9. Gainesville, Fla. 19. Dayton, Ohio
 
10. Tallahassee, Fla. 20. Frisco, Texas
 

In taking a closer look at Amazon.com's "romantic" data, the company also unveiled that:

  • Alexandria, Va., knows how to keep the romance alive as America’s most romantic city (second year in a row!)
  • Needing to turn up the heat are El Monte, Calif.; Paterson, N.J.; and Miami Gardens, Fla., as the least romantic cities, coming in with the fewest number of overall purchases in the determining categories.
  • Florida is for romantics, with four cities--Miami, Gainesville, Orlando, and Tallahassee--ranked among the Top 20 most romantic cities.
  • For the second year in a row, Miami is the Sexiest City in America, winning the top spot in the sexual wellness category.
  • Of the Top 20, Knoxville, Tenn., is the most improved, jumping up 14 spots from last year to clock in as the second most romantic city.

To browse Amazon's selection of Valentine's Day gifts in books, music, movies--and contribute to your city's romantic rating--visit: http://www.amazon.com/books, http://www.amazon.com/freevdaymusic, http://www.amazon.com/romantic-comedies, and http://www.amazon.com/valentines.

About Amazon.com

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth’s Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as Books; Movies, Music & Games; Digital Downloads; Electronics & Computers; Home & Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby; Grocery; Apparel, Shoes & Jewelry; Health & Beauty; Sports & Outdoors; and Tools, Auto & Industrial. Amazon Web Services provides Amazon’s developer customers with access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon’s own back-end technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any type of business. Kindle, Kindle 3G and Kindle DX are the revolutionary portable readers that wirelessly download books, magazines, newspapers, blogs and personal documents to a crisp, high-resolution electronic ink display that looks and reads like real paper. Kindle 3G and Kindle DX utilize the same 3G wireless technology as advanced cell phones, so users never need to hunt for a Wi-Fi hotspot. Kindle is the #1 bestselling product across the millions of items sold on Amazon.

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Forward-Looking Statements

This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ significantly from management's expectations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that include, among others, risks related to competition, management of growth, new products, services and technologies, potential fluctuations in operating results, international expansion, outcomes of legal proceedings and claims, fulfillment center optimization, seasonality, commercial agreements, acquisitions and strategic transactions, foreign exchange rates, system interruption, inventory, government regulation and taxation, payments and fraud. More information about factors that potentially could affect Amazon.com's financial results is included in Amazon.com's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent filings.

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