Bing shows most romantic cities, hottest dating sites and couples

With Valentine’s Day approaching quickly, the Bing team has gathered the top love-related search trends of the year and favorite features that can help you with your romantic plans.

The Bing Search Blog reports that the top 10 cities “where people are most likely to be conducting romantic searches” are, in order: Atlanta, Washington D.C., Detroit, Dallas-Fort Worth, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Columbus (Ohio),Los Angeles, Seattle and Indianapolis.

And on the flipside, five cities “where people are least likely to be searching for love”: Tampa Bay, Austin, Pittsburgh, Grand Rapids and St. Louis.

The 10 most-searched dating sites on Bing during the past year were: Plenty of Fish, Match.com, OK Cupid, Christian Mingle, Zoosk, OurTime, eHarmony, Badoo, Datehookup.com and SpeedDate.com.

“While some couples blossomed and some split, you couldn’t stop searching this year,” the blog adds as it lists the most searched couples of the year. Victoria and David Beckham are the reigning king and queen of those searches, followed by Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. But there is real royalty in the mix too: Kate Middleton and Prince William (No. 8). The rest of the couples should be instantly recognizable: Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, Jay Z and Beyoncé, and Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake.

If you need some help with planning the perfect Valentine’s Day for your sweetie, try Bing Food & Drink. “The app offers instant access to a variety of recipes from top culinary publishers like AllRecipes, popular cookbooks and food bloggers like Food 52, with more being added every day, as well as signature recipes and firsthand tips from world-renowned chefs like Wolfgang Puck and Tom Colicchio.” The app also has a wine encyclopedia with information on more than 1.5 million bottles of wine, 3.3 million tasting notes and hundreds of the most popular cocktail recipes.

Looking for do-it-yourself gift ideas for your significant other? With Bing Boards, you can check out ideas from bloggers across the Web, including Martha Stewart.

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You can also find some great deals for Bing Rewards members that might make a good impression on Valentine’s Day. Check out the Bing Search Blog for those and other ideas.

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Athima Chansanchai
Microsoft News Center Staff