El Monte Gets No Love on Romantic Cities List

Don't let this list fool you. There's a lot to love in El Monte

By Jonathan Lloyd
|  Wednesday, Feb 9, 2011  |  Updated 1:00 PM PDT
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When a city doesn't rank well in Barry White album sales, that can't be good for romance.

But can we really judge El Monte's romance factor by its residents' distaste for romantic comedies?

This Amazon.com list of the Most Romantic Cities in America did.

Amazon compiled sales data for romance novels and relationship books, romantic comedy movies, Barry White albums (CDs and MP3s) and sexual wellness products.

Please excuse the residents of El Monte if they have better things to do than watch "Gigli." It's possible they were too busy buying flowers and enjoying romantic dinners.

According to Amazon:

    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.

"That's impossible," Councilman Juventino "J" Gomez told the San Gabriel Valley Tribune. "It's romantic all the way around. There's a lot of love in this city."

It's El Monte's second consecutive year on the list.

If you're looking for love, head east. Alexandria, Va., Knoxville, Tenn., Orlando, Fla., and Miami topped the list. Not one California city cracked the top 20.


 

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