The Midwest is the place to be for romantic movie-watching this Valentine's Day, according to a new survey that ranked the most romantic cities in the country based on movie rentals.
Oakbrook Terrace-based Redbox tracked the number of romantic movie titles checked out in cities across the U.S. and ranked them based on the number. The top 10 cities all reside in the Midwest, with Green Bay, Wis., taking the No. 1 spot.
Green Bay was followed by Evansville, Ind.; Lansing, Mich.; Mankato, Minn.; Zanesville, Ohio; Ames, Iowa; Rochester, Minn.; Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo, Mich.; Toledo, Ohio; and Lima, Ohio.
The Midwest was deemed more romantic than all other regions in the U.S., according to the survey, which identified the top states as Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana and Iowa.
The survey results also named "The Notebook" as the "most romantic movie of all time," followed by "Titanic" and "Pretty Woman." Concerning the actors and actresses in romantic movies, Americans chose Channing Tatum and Jennifer Lawrence as their top picks for a celebrity valentine.
Romantic movie rentals skyrocket during the week of Feb. 14, according to Redbox, which tracked a 66 percent increase that week as compared to the first week of February last year.
This year's romantic titles available at Redbox locations include "If I Stay," "The Fault in Our Stars," "What If," "The Notebook" and "The Vow."