Who needs Paris when Salford has been named the fourth most romantic city in the UK?
This has been revealed through data collected by Every1 marketing agency.
This research used Google searches to determine which towns and cities were the most romantic and which were not.
Wythenshawe topped the list, with Walsall coming second followed by Ilford.
Salford placed fourth on the list.
The list was dominated by the north of the UK:
While the least romantic towns and cities in the UK were:
These lists do show that the north of the UK appear to be the most romantic compared to the south.
People shared their opinions on Twitter about Salford being the fourth most romantic city in the UK.
Very surprising, wouldn't of expected that
— Kyle (@lelow326) February 17, 2020
Salford should be higher up the list. What does Wythenshawe offer that Salford doesn't?
— Jack (@beanguin24) February 17, 2020
Lauren Henley, Digital PR expert and search trend spotter at Every1, said: “Search habits around Valentine’s Day show some interesting trends – and terms around Valentine’s Day, are increasing year on year.
“However, the cynic in me thinks this might be down to a rise in online purchasing habits than an increase in people falling in love!
“What is clear is though, is that the north / south divide is as prominent as ever and although we’re not sure if this really reflects how romantic each part of the country is, it certainly shows how often we’re searching and what we’re searching for – and it’s definitely the north that have got the biggest romantics.”
People around Salford shown how romantic they could be on Valentine’s Day:
— elaine fox (@elainefox18) February 10, 2020
Been married to this one for 47 years today couldn’t be happier & having a date night & dining at Salford v Huddersfield on Friday Valentine’s Day ???? pic.twitter.com/Zuqnra8Rb4
— shirley bradshaw (@fireyred49) February 10, 2020
Every1 marketing commented: “Our research shows that in the UK, last minute love is the way forward, and Brits wait until February 11th before they even start thinking about Valentine’s Day – and it’s not until the 13th February that everyone begins to think about Valentine’s Day flowers.
“This is potentially a risky move, especially if you’re after a special bouquet, rather than a garage forecourt discount bunch.”
According to this data people turned to supermarkets for their Valentine’s Day meal.
The top five searches being:
With the top online stores for Valentine’s Day gifts searched were:
4. Not on the High Street
5. Card Factory
So, if you’ve got any post-Valentine’s Day plans, why not spend your time in Salford.