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La Crosse, Lookin’ for Love & Me

Posted on: February 9, 2011

La Crosse, once again you’ve done me proud.

The city that was once was named the best small city in America, has another notch on its greatness belt: the second most romantic city in the U.S.

I know my friends who live outside of La Crosse are extremely jealous. And you should be. Every minute here in Western Wisconsin is red, hot, romantic, and comedic. I hope you aren’t blushing when you read that.

How do we know this? The Redbox tells us so and doesn’t lie. It seems that La Crosse has the second highest percentage of romantic comedy movies rented from Redbox machines in  2010. Only that bastion of romance, Greensboro, North Carolina, is higher.

But like Avis, we’ll try harder this year.

Except for Greensboro and Tuscaloosa, Alabama, all the other cities with highest percentage of romantic comedy rentals are in cold places, including two in Wisconsin – Green Bay and Wausau.

The coldest places for romance, meaning the lowest rental percentages for romantic comedies were hot places – Laredo, Texas; Eureka, California; Tucson, Arizona; Las Vegas, Nevada; McAllen, Texas; Reno, Nev.; Midland, Texas; El Centro, California; Bakersfield, California; and Corpus Christi, Texas.

Clearly, in those least romantic cities, there is no need to ask, “Hot enough for you?”

I am grateful to this little story about romance in my fair city because I woke up this morning and saw I had still another request to be Linked In with someone. My mother and father always taught me to be nice, so of course, I will agree to this linking in, just as I accept any and all friend requests from Facebook.

But now that we are linked in and friends, what’s next? Shall we all meet at the Redbox and fight over “The Love Ranch,” “The Romantics” or “Love Potion #9”?

I’m polite. You have the first choice of all those romantic comedies now at a Redbox near you. In fact, you can have all three of the previously mentioned. I guess you can’t call me a romantic.

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2 Responses to "La Crosse, Lookin’ for Love & Me"

3 Wisconsin cities were named in the top 10… with Green Bay and Wausau among La Crosse. Do you think that it has anything to do with having to be stuck inside all this artic weather… hmmm.

Precisely.

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