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Reston Is For Lovers?

Aw, sweet. Foursquare names Reston seventh-most romantic place in the nation.

Reston Is For Lovers?

Ah, Valentine's Day is approaching. Perhaps a stroll through a winery in Napa, CA? Or a dinner for two at a swank place in New York City? Or a kiss by Mercury Fountain?

Foursquare, based on 1.5 million check-ins, has named the 10 most romantic (and 10 least romantic) places in the United States. Reston is ranked seventh.

Apparently, there is some canoodling going on in the horse-drawn carriage rides. Or at least some hookups at

Foursquare spokeswoman Laura Covington says the list was made with the following criteria: Cities with 100k+ foursquare check-ins that had the highest percentages of check-ins to places deemed romantic (French restaurants, wine bars, flower shops, lingerie shops, and jewelry stores) over the last year.

Reston ranks ahead of Key West, FL, Myrtle Beach, SC and Beverly Hills, CA in Foursquare's Top 10. The most romantic? That would be Lake Buena Vista, FL. (Home of Walt Disney World. That Cinderella was no dummy when it came to finding a prince).

 The list ranks Beaverton, OR, as the least romantic.


10. Key West, FL

9. Myrtle Beach, SC

8. Beverly Hills, CA

7. Reston, VA

6. San Francisco, CA

5. New York, NY

4. St. Louis, MO

3. Venice, CA

2. Napa, CA

1. Lake Buena Vista, FL

To see the least romantic, check out this story on Philly.com.

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