February 16th, 2011 | Uncategorized

New Haven is a romantic city according to Yelp

Call it the Love City? New Haven is the fourth most romantic city on social networking site Yelp. The Elm City achieved this honor based on the proportion of “romantic queries” New Haven users made on the site recently.

For each city represented on Yelp, the site tallied the number of romance-themed searches in the week before Valentine’s Day, from searches for “romantic restaurants” and “chocolate covered strawberries” to “lingerie.” Then Yelp divided the romantic search activity by the total search activity for each city to determine “The 5 Most Romantic Cities on Yelp.”

New Haven snagged the number four spot on Yelp’s list, finishing behind Tacoma, Washington and Los Angeles and Santa Cruz in California. We beat El Paso, Texas, though. What, no Paris?