Romance is in high gear as people are busy searching Google for Valentine’s gifts, romantic songs, date ideas, the cities to visit on Valentine’s Day, and the debate about white chocolate versus dark chocolate.
Let’s start with romantic songs, as having a music playlist on Valentine’s Day or even on any date night is something I recommend.
Top Searched Love Songs on Google
I Can’t Help Falling in Love With You by Elvis Presley tops the list, followed by I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston, Unchained Melody by the Righteous Brothers, Just the Way You Are by Bruno Mars, and Make You Feel My Love by Adele.
Many of these romantic songs are played at weddings and would be perfect on a Valentine’s playlist.
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Top Cities to Visit on Valentine’s Day
Las Vegas tops the search list on where to take your Valentine.
While many refer to Las Vegas as “Sin City,” it’s become a robust town filled with fine dining and an abundance of entertainment.
Following Las Vegas on the list is New York, a favorite for Broadway theatre, romantic walks or a horse and buggy carriage ride in Central Park, and museums galore.
Chicago, Orlando, and Miami are on the Top 5 list. Bundle up if you’re going to Chicago, and remember to pack a swimsuit for the Florida destinations.
Top Searched Date Activities in 2023
Dating trends this year include fun activities above over-the-top fancy dates, and this map shows where singles are researching for date ideas in their state.
The most popular date is a simple drink or drinks and dinner date, and it tops the list, followed by going to a fun center such as a game arcade or escape room event. A movie date can be romantic when you’re nibbling on popcorn together.
Still Looking for a Valentine?
For those hoping to find a Valentine, Google reports the top events and activities for singles in the past week include:
- Speed dating
- Cooking classes
Other top events to speed up your search include:
- Valentines singles events
- Online singles events
- Sober singles events
- Free singles events near me
- Church events for valentines day for singles
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Some of the top searched questions include:
- Who should plan Valentine’s day?
- Who should give gifts on Valentine’s day?
- Who should I ask to be my valentine?
- Who should pay for Valentine’s day dinner?
- Who should you spend Valentine’s day with?
For singles still looking for a Valentine, the top searches in the US include
What Chocolate Should You Buy for Your Valentine?
Finally, since Americans will spend an estimated $26 billion on Valentine’s, including $2.3 billion on flowers and purchasing 58 million pounds of chocolate on Valentine’s Day, here’s the answer to the great debate on chocolate.
The majority of the country favors dark chocolate over the sweeter blend of white chocolate.
Whatever you do, and wherever you go, remember to love yourself first, indulge in a bubble bath, send yourself a Valentine’s card, curl up on the sofa, watch a rom-com, and know that love is a 365-day activity that will never go out of style.
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Julie Spira is America's Top Online Dating Expert. She's an award-winning dating coach who's been helping singles find love online for 25+ years. Follow @JulieSpira on IG.