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DVD vending machine corporation names La Crosse “Most Romantic City in America”

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by Mike Paulus

Yes. Redbox does not believe in the existance of Upper Michigan.
Graphic via Redbox, who questions the existence of Upper Michigan.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, DVD vending machine juggernaut/Netflix killa Redbox has released a list of “the most romantic cites in America” based on the number of romantic comedies rented through their machines in 2011. At the top of the list?

"You shouldn't have."

That hopeless romantic La Crosse, Wis. Check out the rest of the list ...

RedBox’s Top 10 Most Romantic Cities:

   1. La Crosse, Wis.
   2. Green Bay, Wis.
   3. Ames, Iowa
   4. Cedar Rapids, Iowa
   5. Sioux Falls, S.D.
   6. Wausau, Wis.
   7. Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo, Mich.
   8. Fargo, N.D.
   9. Madison, Wis.
  10. Mankato, Minn.

Holy crap, the Midwest loves its rom-coms. There are four Wisconsin cities on that list, people. Now, a cynical person might question if driving to Walgreens in your jammie pants to buy a huge bag of Sour Patch Kids and rent The Notebook from a DVD-dispensing robot truly classifies as “romantic,” but we’ll just go ahead and congratulate La Crosse (“the Eau Claire of far west-central Wisconsin”) on their victory. They should give Rachel McAdams the keys to the city or something. 

In case you’re curious, Redbox names Laredo, Texas the least romantic city in America, presumably because they mostly rent the first Matrix movie over and over.

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