ROMANTICS from across Salford can rejoice as their love-filled gestures haven't gone unnoticed- the city has been named the fourth most romantic in the UK.

As part of a northern-dominated list, every1 marketing agency discovered that individuals in northern cities are more likely to search for Valentine’s Day and Valentine’s related terms, as opposed to those living in the south.

Wythenshawe comes out top in the love stakes, being home to some of the UK’s most romantic individuals, as they searched Valentine’s Day more than any other place in the UK.

Walsall came second while Ilford pipped Salford to the bronze medal position in third.

Digital PR expert and search trend spotter at every1, Lauren Henley, said: “Search habits around Valentine’s Day show some interesting trends – and terms around Valentine’s Day, are increasing year on year. However, the cynic in me thinks this might be down to a rise in online purchasing habits than an increase in people falling in love.

“What is clear is though, is that the north / south divide is as prominent as ever and although we’re not sure if this really reflects how romantic each part of the country is, it certainly shows how often we’re searching and what we’re searching for – and it’s definitely the north that have got the biggest romantics.”

The research also found that dine in for two meal deals have surged in popularity over the last few years, with more people deciding to treat their loved ones to a home-cooked meal rather than splashing out on a fancy restaurant.

The list found that Waitrose, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, M&S and Co-op are among the UK supermarkets with top searches for a Valentine’s meal deal.

The searches peak on February 13- as last-minute lovers race to make up for their poor planning.

Every1 marketing said: "Our research shows that in the UK, last minute love is the way forward, and Brits wait until February 11th before they even start thinking about Valentine’s Day – and it’s not until the 13th February that everyone begins to think about Valentine’s Day flowers.

"This is potentially a risky move, especially if you’re after a special bouquet, rather than a garage forecourt discount bunch."

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