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San Francisco Is for Lovers. Washington, D.C., Not So Much.

Love, actually, is not everywhere this Valentine’s Day, according to new online dating data. At least not the walks-on-the-beach, unrequited kind.
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Looking for love this Valentine’s Day? Apparently, America left its heart in San Francisco.

Residents of the Bay Area may be among the most romantic in the country, according to data from the online dating site OkCupid. That site matches singles based on a wide range of questions about life, love, and other topics. And in data provided to CityLab about nine major American cities with large OkCupid markets, the San Francisco metro area’s users were most likely to call themselves romantics, to embrace stereotypically romantic activities like long walks on the beach, and even to wait longer before exchanging cell phone numbers with their dates.