Where New York Ranks Among States Interested in Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Fact Checked by Pat McLoone

Some call it the best holiday of the year to show passion, romance and love to your significant other. Some call it a made-up Hallmark Day of outrageous prices on cards, candy, flowers and dinner.

In either case, each year Americans are on the hunt to find the best Valentine’s Day ideas to make a solid impression.

NYCasinos.com took a break from following legislation for online New York casinos to use Google Trends to discover and rank the top 10 states most interested in ideas for Valentine’s Day this year. And there it is: New York landed in the top 10. (The search period was between Dec. 25, 2023 - Jan. 25, 2024). Here are the top states that put love on a pedestal:

States Interested in Valentine’s Day Ideas

Rank State Search Interest
1. Illinois 100
2. Massachusetts 83
3. Ohio 68
T4. California 33
T4. Texas 33
T4. New York 33
7. New Jersey 27
8. Pennsylvania 25
9. North Carolina 24
10. Florida 22


New Yorkers Looking for Love Ideas

New York (33) is tied for fourth with California (33) and Texas (33). The Empire State is host to “The City That Never Sleeps,” “The City of No Illusions,” and is appropriately named “The Flower City.”

Neighbor Pennsylvania cozied up into the No. 8 spot with a search interest of 25. Another neighbor, New Jersey - otherwise known as “The Garden State” - finished one spot better and placed seventh at 27.

Illinois topped all states with a strong interest of 100, followed by Massachusetts (83), and Ohio (68).

You have less than 10 days to decide. Here is an idea: Go have a nice, relaxing time with a good meal. According to the National Restaurant Association in 2022, there are more than 48,000 eating and drinking places in the state. Repeat: More than 48,000.

If you can’t land a reservation or have a good time with those options, maybe love is not in the air and maybe, just maybe, it wasn’t meant to be.

So, take the winnings you are going to collect after Sunday’s Super Bowl and parlay it into making someone happy . . . other than yourself.

Love always wins!

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Lou Monaco

Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.