West Virginia and Arkansas are the states that tweet the most words of endearment

Love is in the tweets! West Virginia and Arkansas are the states that tweet the most amorous messages while Massachusetts and Idaho come in last, with fewer than 250 ‘love you’ tweets per 100,000

  • The most adoring tweets in the world came from Guatemala and Honduras
  • US Mountain states – Utah, Montana and Wyoming – had fairly high rankings
  • Paris, the city of love, was about as loving as Wilmington in Delaware

Analysis of tweets from around the US and the world has revealed which states are most likely to publicly express their love to each other.

Residents of West Virginia and Arkansas shared more tweets containing the words ‘love you’ than those of any other state – while Massachusetts and Idaho were the least loving.

Globally it was found that some of the most adoring tweets came from Latin America, with around 2,000 in every 100,000 tweets from Guatemala, Honduras, and Bolivia containing expressions of love.

The results were contained in maps prepared by Crossword Solver, which analyzed geo-tagged tweets across the world to see how the proportion containing ‘love you’ – or some variation including those involving heart emojis – differed.

Map of the most loving states in the US: Mountain states - including Utah, Montana, Wyoming and Colorado - appeared to rank highest

Map of the most loving states in the US: Mountain states – including Utah, Montana, Wyoming and Colorado – appeared to rank highest

A ranking of the most loving states. West Virginia and Arkansas shared more tweets containing the words 'love you' than any other state

A ranking of the most loving states. West Virginia and Arkansas shared more tweets containing the words ‘love you’ than any other state

Overall levels of endearment in the US were much lower than hotspots in South America and parts of Asia.

However, within the US, Mountain states appeared to have some of the highest rankings, with Utah, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and South Dakota posting 583, 577, 412, 403 and 465 affectionate tweets per 100,000 respectively.

Another region of greater loving was the South – Arkansas, Mississippi and Alabama had 612, 413 and 485 each.

The map of US states seemed to suggest weather or affluence played no major role in how likely people were to share their love on Twitter. Many states in the north, south, east and west, all faired quite similarly. Arizona and New Jersey were almost neck and neck.

Other countries that had especially high numbers of loving tweets were Kazakhstan, Russia and Saudi Arabia, with 1,125, 830 and 955 respectively.  

Map of the most loving countries in the world: Kazakhstan, Russia and Saudi Arabia were especially high with 1,125, 830 and 955 affectionate tweets per 100,000 respectively

Map of the most loving countries in the world: Kazakhstan, Russia and Saudi Arabia were especially high with 1,125, 830 and 955 affectionate tweets per 100,000 respectively

Map of the most loving countries in the world: Paris in France, known informally as the 'city of love', failed to live up to its reputation, and according to the list is about as loving as Wilmington in Delaware

Map of the most loving countries in the world: Paris in France, known informally as the ‘city of love’, failed to live up to its reputation, and according to the list is about as loving as Wilmington in Delaware

El Paso in Texas was the most loving city, with 521 loving tweets per 100,000, whereas San Jose in California was one of the least, with 229. Madison in Wisconsin was the least loving, according to the study, with just 201. 

Paris in France, known informally as the ‘city of love’, failed to live up to its reputation, and according to the list is about as loving as Wilmington in Delaware.

Herriman, a city in southwestern Salt Lake County, Utah, with a population of around 60,000 had an extremely high ranking of 1,302, but its not clear why it was deemed less loving than El Paso in overall US rankings. 

In keeping with stereotypes, New York City was fairly low down the list, with 262 ‘love you’ tweets per 100,000.

Cities in some countries had extremely high numbers of tweets containing love, and again, many originated in Central and South America. Cochabamba in Bolivia had 2,878, Villa Nueva in Guatemala had 2,508 and San Pedro Sula in Honduras had 2,379 per 100,000.

A couple of cities in Asia stood out as being especially loving, those included Manilla in the Philippines and Busan in South Korea. Oran in Algeria and Sidon in Lebanon were also very high on the leaderboards.

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