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One of the Impossible Questions this week with Joel and Maryann in the Morning was “21% of couples will be doing this on Valentine’s Day, what is it?” The answer is “Watch a romantic comedy.”
With Valentine’s Day here, now’s a good time to think about rom-coms for streaming. While everybody has their favorites, so does each state.

The research company Comparitech used Google search data, and calculated the most popular romantic films, by state…

New York’s is one that was set there; When “Harry Met Sally” tops the list in the Empire State. Alaska loves Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock in “The Proposal,” set in their state.
Same with California and “Clueless,” starring Alicia Silverstone, and Pennsylvania for “Silver Linings Playbook,” where Bradley Cooper plays an Eagles-obsessed football fan with Jennifer Lawrence set in Philly. It may be due to many Eagles fans in South and Central Jersey that “Silver Linings Playbook” was also the fave of Jersey rom-com fans.
There are many exceptions, however. “Notting Hill” is set in London, but Floridians prefer Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts’ romantic flick.
Here’s the full list of states, movies, where they’re set, and the year released:

Alabama — How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (NY) — 2003
Alaska — The Proposal (AL) — 2009
Arizona — Clueless (CA) — 1995
Arkansas — While You Were Sleeping (IL) — 1995
California — Clueless (CA) — 1995
Colorado — Sixteen Candles (IL) — 1984
Connecticut — Pretty Woman (CA) — 1990
Delaware — Clueless (CA) — 1995
District of Columbia — Four Weddings and a Funeral (London) — 1994
Florida — Notting Hill (London) — 1999
Georgia — 500 Days of Summer (CA) — 2009
Hawaii — Crazy Rich Asians (Singapore) — 2018
Idaho — The Princess Bride (England and Ireland) — 1987
Illinois — Sixteen Candles (IL) — 1984
Indiana — Jerry Maguire (CA) — 1996
Iowa — The Philadelphia Story (PA) — 1940
Kansas — You’ve Got Mail (NY) — 1998
Kentucky — How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (NY) — 2003
Louisiana — Amélie (Paris) — 2001
Maine — Bridget Jones’s Diary (London) — 2001
Maryland — Crazy, Stupid, Love (CA) — 2011
Massachusetts — Say Anything (WA) — 1989
Michigan — His Girl Friday (IL) — 1940
Minnesota — His Girl Friday (IL) — 1940
Mississippi — Something’s Gotta Give (NY) — 2003
Missouri — Say Anything (WA) — 1989
Montana — What Women Want (IL) — 2000
Nebraska — There’s Something About Mary (FL) — 1998
Nevada — Pretty Woman (CA) — 1990
New Hampshire — The Wedding Singer (CA) — 1998
New Jersey — Silver Linings Playbook (PA) — 2012
New Mexico — My Big Fat Greek Wedding (IL) — 2002
New York — When Harry Met Sally (NY) — 1989
North Carolina — His Girl Friday (IL) — 1940
North Dakota — Knocked Up (CA) — 2007
Ohio — The 40–Year–Old Virgin (CA) — 2005
Oklahoma — 50 First Dates (HI) — 2004
Oregon — The Princess Bride (England and Ireland) — 1987
Pennsylvania — Silver Linings Playbook (PA) — 2012
Rhode Island — There’s Something About Mary (FL) — 1998
South Carolina — The Holiday (CA/Surrey) — 2006
South Dakota — Hitch (NY) — 2005
Tennessee — As Good As It Gets (NY) — 1997
Texas — 50 First Dates (HI) — 2004
Utah — Groundhog Day (PA) — 1993
Vermont — Love Actually (London) — 2003
Virginia — Roman Holiday (Rome) — 1953
Washington — 10 Things I Hate About You (WA) — 1999
West Virginia — Pretty in Pink (CA) — 1986
Wisconsin — Bringing Up Baby (unspecified) — 1938
Wyoming — Splash (NY) — 1984

Regardless of state, there’s more than a one in five chance you’ll watch one of these this Valentine’s Day. ❤