It’s the most romantic day of the year… with couples across the country enjoying candlelit dinners, walks on the beach, roses and chocolates. To celebrate, we wanted to take a look at the most romantic places in the nation.
We found that Australia’s smallest states and territories are actually the most romantic, with Tasmania proving to be the most loved up place, closely followed by the Australian Capital Territory. The ranking was compiled based on romance audiobooks listened to on Audible, sales of romance novels (both print and Kindle editions), romantic comedy DVDs, relationship books, and sexual wellness products per capita between 1 January 2018 and 31 December 2018.
How the states ranked on our romance scale:
|1. Tasmania |
|2. Australian Capital Territory |
|3. Queensland |
|4. Western Australia |
|5. South Australia |
|6. New South Wales |
|7. Victoria |
|8. Northern Territory |
The week of Valentine’s Day also saw a spike in love stories listened to on Audible, with the weeks following seeing romance-related listening at its lowest point for 2018. Perhaps Aussies get their fill of romance on February 14th? The most listened to romantic audiobooks on Audible were Fifty Shades of Grey Book One by E.L. James and Call Me By Your Name, by André Aciman.
Something to set the mood
Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day with your significant other, or hanging with your friends, Amazon Music has multiple playlists to celebrate all types of love, curated by artists including Lizzo, the Chainsmokers, Florida Georgia Line, and more launching today.
‘Love Yourself with Lizzo’
There’s no better way to celebrate your girlfriends than with music curated by Lizzo – the electrifying artist known for her feel-good lyrics and catchy beats. Fill your girls night soundtrack with empowering music by Lizzo herself, SZA, Destiny’s Child, Rihanna, Troye Sivan, and more. Of her selections, Lizzo stated, “I hope you enjoy these songs that pump you up and get you lit, and get you feeling good so you can take on the world no matter what day it is – Valentine’s Day, Gal-entine’s Day, or just taking a me day.”
‘Love & Heartbreak with the Chainsmokers’
“For all the single people out there, we got you,” stated the Chainsmokers of their upbeat playlist, featuring their new single with 5 Seconds of Summer “Who Do You Love,” as well as tracks by Gia Woods, Dillon Francis, and Juice WRLD, among others.
‘Date Night with Florida Georgia Line’
The guys behind headlining country band, Florida Georgia Line are no strangers to romance. Of their curated playlist, including songs by RaeLynn, Sam Hunt, Luke Combs, and Mason Ramsey, Tyler Hubbard said, “When we wanna have a date night with our wives, which is pretty often these days, these are the jams that make it special. From out on the town, to back in the bedroom, these are the songs that keep the night rockin’.” – Tyler Hubbard
To browse the Amazon.com.au selection of deals and gift ideas for Valentine's Day including everything from chocolates, to jewellery, to gifts for your fur baby – and help contribute to next year’s romantic state rankings – visit www.amazon.com.au/valentinesday