Romance and Riches

January 28, 2008

Amazon just issued a press release about the “most romantic cities” in the country — with Northern Virginia (and to a lesser extent D.C.) dominating. If I were a micro-blogger, I’d change my status to “apparently living in the romance capital of the country.”

“Most romance” here is based on sales of romance and sex literature, so a more accurate, less press-release-y description would be loneliest/horniest cities of America (just in time for Singles Awareness Day).

Last week Forbes was heralding Northern Virginia the richest ‘hood in the country (based on median household income), though. So maybe the burgeoning bourgeoisie is to blame for the erotic book-buying statistics. Or maybe Virginia is indeed for lovers.


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