New Study Reveals Americans's Vacation Romance Habits

Katie Sweeney

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Expedia has released a new study about travel and relationships. The Expedia Heat Index reveals that Americans are more likely to be intimate with a partner while on vacation, and that Paris, France, is the most romantic city in the world. More than 1000 Americans were asked a range of romance-related questions about which destinations they consider romantic and how often they have a love affair while traveling.

The research concluded that the majority of couples like to get busy in hotel rooms, but a large number also preferred to get it on in the shower, at the beach, or in a hot tub. "When you are away from the norm, you don't necessarily have a prescription or ingrained routine for how to behave and what to feel," certified behavior analyst Jessica Stephans explained to Today. "And anonymity plays a big factor. When there is a smaller (or zero) chance of someone being able to identify you, you're more likely to behave in ways you typically would not otherwise. Maybe this means being a little louder, maybe this means being a little more risky… sex on the beach anyone?"

Although the City of Lights was dubbed the most romantic city in the world, only four percent of Americans found cities, in general, to be a romantic vacation destination. The majority of people believe that beaches are the most romantic place to visit. Other cities that are considered love-inducing locations? Rome, Florence, and New York.

A trip to Paris not in the near future for you? Live like the French by reading How to be Parisian Wherever You Are.

What do you think is the most romantic city in the world?

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