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Dim the lights: Las Vegas is named among most romantic cities in the country

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Tony and Valerie Kraft at the Nevada State Veterans Home in Boulder City on Friday, Feb. 10, 2012.

Well, we’re not called the Marriage Capital of the World for nothing, right?

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Amazon.com has named Las Vegas among its Top 20 Most Romantic Cities in the U.S.

Las Vegas placed 16th on the annual list, down three spots from last year.

The online retail behemoth compiled the ranking, now in its fifth year, using 2013 shopping trend data for swoon-inducing products like romantic-comedy films, romantic music, romance novels, relationship books and sexual-wellness products on a per-capita basis in cities with more than 100,00 residents.

San Antonio, Texas, took the top spot, followed by Seattle and Knoxville, Tenn. Washington proved to the be the most romantic state by Amazon’s criteria, with four of its cities making it onto the list.

Conversely, New York City may want to start buying more Barry White and E.L. James products, as it was determined to be the least romantic city in the country, along with San Buenaventura, Calif., and El Monte, Calif.

Absent from Amazon’s list: Loveladies, N.J.; Handsome Eddy, N.Y.; Loveland, Colo.; Loving, Ky.; Valentine, Neb.; Sweet Lips, Tenn.; and Romance, W. Va.

The full list of Amazon.com’s Top 20 Most Romantic Cities in the U.S. is as follows:

1. San Antonio

2. Seattle

3. Knoxville, Tenn.

4. Miami

5. Alexandria, Va.

6. Orlando, Fla.

7. Vancouver, Wash.

8. Cincinnati

9. Spokane, Wash.

10. Dayton, Ohio

11. Columbia, S.C.

12. San Jose, Calif.

13. Murfreesboro, Tenn.

14. Round Rock, Texas

15. Sioux Falls, S.D.

16. Las Vegas

17. Pittsburgh

18. Everett, Wash.

19. Erie, Pa.

20. Clearwater, Fla.

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