Cupid must be spending some time in Knoxville, Tenn. At least that is the finding of a new poll by that named Knoxville the most romantic city in the United States, based on sales of romance novels, relationship books, romantic comedy movies, Barry White albums and sexual wellness products since the start of 2012.

Following in the romantic footsteps of Knoxville was Alexandria, Va., which took home top honors over the past two years. Rounding out the top five most romantic cities were Springfield, Mo.; Orlando, Fla.; and Cincinnati. The rest of the top 20 included:

  • Vancouver, Wash.
  • Miami, Fla.
  • Murfreesboro, Tenn.
  • Dayton, Ohio
  • Columbia, S.C.
  • Pittsburgh
  • Clearwater, Fla.
  • St. Louis
  • Erie, Pa.
  • Clarksville, Tenn.
  • Everett, Wash.
  • Gainesville, Fla.
  • Las Vegas
  • Rochester, N.Y.
  • Tallahassee, Fla.

The top mover in this year's list was Dayton, Ohio, which moved up 10 spots in the past year and Springfield, Mo., which went from being unranked last year to the No. 3 spot on this year's list. Florida may be the most romantic state, with four cities in the top 20, but Miami took home top honors as the sexiest city in 2012 for the third straight year, thanks to strong sales of sexual wellness products.

At the other end of the spectrum was New York City, which earned the dubious distinction of being the least romantic city in the United States. New York was preceded by Winston-Salem, N.C.; Paterson, N.J.; and El Monte, Calif., in the listing of least romantic cities.

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