The world’s most romantic cities

There are so many magnificent cities in the world, but how do you identify the most romantic ones? The ones that have the most breathtaking views, romantic history, first-date venues, and marriage rates? Based on an analysis of all these factors, this article outlines some top cities for loving couples.

1.      Paris, France

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There’s unlimited romance in Paris, France. As a couple, you’ll have no shortage of fun things to do – from catching a show at the Moulin Rouge to smooching under the Eiffel Tower. You can even cruise or walk along Seine River while holding hands and talking the night away with your significant other. Indeed, Paris is full of love. The immense backdrops of romance perhaps played a key part for the city to be awarded its nickname – The City of Light.

2.      Sydney, Australia

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Sydney boasts stunning beaches, world-class wineries, and a bustling nightlife just a stone’s throw away. The city ranks highly among the most romantic metropolitans worldwide. It’s vibrant and you’ll never run out of things to do as a couple.

3.      Venice, Italy

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A Gondola ride through canals, a walk down a hidden bridge, or a stroll down the piazzas makes Venice the perfect city for some romance. The ancient setting of this Italian town is nothing short of magnificent, and you’ll definitely enjoy views that’ll stick to your mind for years. If you’re looking to get lost in Europe for a few days or weeks, Venice is the place to be.

4.      Kyoto, Japan

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When it comes to some memorable romance, the land of the robots doesn’t lag behind. Japan’s city of Kyoto boasts tranquility, history, and fantastic cherry blossoms throughout spring. From the city’s elaborate gardens to quaint tea houses, you’ll enjoy the best Asia has to offer right here.

5.      Bruges, Belgium

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Bruges is one of the most picturesque cities not only in Europe but also around the world. You’ll feel like you’re in the middle of a fairytale walking with your loved one on a Bruges street. You can take a memorable boat ride through one of the city’s numerous canals, or enjoy some charming time in one of its age-defiant venues.

6.      Buenos Aires, Argentina

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The Argentine capital of Buenos Aires is a world-class hotspot for romance. What really makes this city special is its nightlife. You’ll find incredible night clubs and restaurants that stay packed till 8am the next day. If you’re looking to have some busy night fun with a loved one, bring them to Buenos Aires. There are lots of benches for couples to sit and kiss throughout the city.

7.      San Diego, California

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You probably didn’t expect San Diego to make it to this list of the most romantic cities in the world. The city boasts a laid back yet elegant vibe. For people who are looking for some nostalgic romance, this is definitely the place to be. The small coffee shops, sunny beaches, historic hotels and million-dollar views make San Diego a hub loving couples who’re looking to get lost for a couple of days.

I’d go on and on if I had to cover more of the world’s most romantic cities, but I’ll stop there for now. Nonetheless, the cities of Budapest in Hungary, Dubrovnik in Croatia and Florence in Italy are also worth a mention.

10 Greatest Love Stories of All Time

Love is a mysterious feeling that knocks on your heart’s door without a warning and when you least expect it. It has puzzled greatest poets since the beginning of time. It comes in all forms and shapes. Want to hear the tales of immortal lovers? Read on.

1. Paris and Helena: Homer’s Iliad epic tells this story about a woman, so beautiful that her beauty launched a thousand ship. Helena wife of Spartan King Menelaus, for her Paris Prince of Troy, waged a war and destroyed a kingdom. Love kills.

2. Napoleon and Josephine: A love story about the marriage of interest and money. When Young Napoleon married older Josephine for her wealth, but they didn’t know that they were destined to each other, and fell madly in love. Centuries later still we remember. Love never dies.

3. Layla and Majnun: This love story is about the forbidden love between Majnun Layla, a poet turned mad because their parents refused to marry them, so he wrote immortal poetry for her that believe it or not people study it nowadays.

4. Romeo and Juliet: Of course, the impossible love story immortalized by Shakespeare in his writings. Each belongs to rival prominent clans. Their love was destined to doom, but that didn’t stop from love even in death.

5. Cleopatra and Mark Antony: A love story when politics meets passion and love at first sight. Another story immortalized by Shakespeare and played in theaters worldwide. A true love story of sacrifice and loyalty.

6. Pocahontas and John Smith: This is the stuff of legend. A legendary love story between two completely different worlds. An Englishman and the daughter of an Indian chief, that didn’t end well for both of them, well, ultimately they met again after so many years has passed.

7. Adam and Eve: The oldest love story on Earth between the first man and woman who fell from grace to suffer a life on earth. Facing the challenge together, they decided to start a new beginning and populate the entire world!

8. Duke and Duchess of Windsor: What a greater sacrifice for a man to give up the throne for the woman he loves? King Edward VIII of England did just that. In a love story that shook the whole world and shocked Britain.

9. Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy: The seemingly incompatible lovers poor but the free woman, and wealthy but shy gentleman. A love story that took place in the pages of Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” teaches us that love is above all.

10. Scheherazade and King Shahryar: A love story about a betrayed king and a woman who by telling him a new story every night could save her skin!

Do you believe in love? Personally, after reading all of these stories, I’m slowly beginning to believe in love myself! Love is real, these stories and more tells us more about true love. We just need to go out and practice.

Don’t you think?