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Most Romantic Country for British People: Germany
That’s right, as unbelievable as it seems Germany is our most romantic country of the summer! The Germans and the Brits may not have had the smoothest relationship over the last century but today that seems to have changed as British people overwhelmingly chose to send roses to Germany over any other destination internationally.
It seems that despite our history and the recent tensions over Brexit the British people have a soft spot for the Germans deep down, despite protestations over who stole who’s sunbed in Majorca. We found that nearly 16% of the roses sent from the UK to another country were to locations across Germany. In second place was Poland with 15% and then next up was Spain with 13%. Only 3% percent were sent to the UK from within Britain showing that we Brits may need to brush up a bit on our romance.
Most Romantic City in the UK: London
Unsurprisingly when we looked at places receiving roses in the UK London came out on top. Londoners aren’t known for their sentimental personalities but it seems beneath the cold, hard exteriors beat the hearts of true romantics.
London received 25% of the roses sent to the UK this summer ahead of Gloucester that came in a surprising second place with 7% of the roses sent. Despite firm credentials for romance in places like Edinburgh, York or Cambridge none of them featured in our 10 ten destinations for roses this summer. Instead, dark horse locations like Didcot, Bedford and Farnworth managed to make the list showing that the UK is full of surprise romantics.
Most Romantic City Worldwide: Barcelona
It’s easy to see why the city would be a favourite for a romantic liaison. With the stunning weather and landscape, elegant architecture, and of course the beach, Barcelona beat out the competition from rival cities like Madrid, Milan, and Warsaw to come out on top. Paris didn’t even feature in our top ten at all, so it’s clear to see that Parisian lovers will have to try a bit harder next year to reclaim their place at the top spot. Barcelona was the overwhelming favourite city to send flowers to from the UK and the Spanish and Catalan population of the city responded in kind by being the most likely to send flowers to the UK as well. There’s obviously a clear affinity between people in Barcelona and in Britain.
Most Passionate Romantics: The Spanish
This will come as less of surprise to many as the Spanish have long been seen as passionate romantics.
Many still think of Spain and the Hispanic people in general as embodying the Latin spirit of romance, passionate emotion and of course flamenco. More surprising however, is that the Germans managed to sneak ahead of other likely candidates like the Italians and the French. France only made it to fifth place behind the Polish showing that in some ways the country has fallen behind in terms of romance.
So it’s clear to see that despite our preconceptions of romantic places worldwide like New York, Paris and Rome when it comes to making romantic gestures from abroad Barcelona, London and Berlin are the places you should consider when you think of love. It was also interesting to note that there was a clear affinity between people from the UK and Germany showing that despite all that our countries have been through together we love each other really.
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