We always knew that Capetonians were suuuuuuper laid-back, but now it's been confirmed that they are also relaxed when it comes to the romance department.
A recent study by Picodi, an e-commerce platform, found that the Western Cape is the least romantic province in South Africa, while the North West ranked highest for most loved-up province.
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After looking closely at Google’s figures, it turns out that the most romantic South Africans live in North West, KwaZulu-Natal, and Limpopo. In these provinces, the increase in popularity of queries connected to Valentine’s Day was the highest.
North West, known for its fabulous destination Sun City, apparently is also a place where people love to spend some romantic time in the sunshine on V-Day.
The lowest interest in Valentine’s Day and all connected to it was noted among residents of Western Cape (9th place), while the Northern Cape and Mpumalanga turned out to be quite unromantic as well (8th and 7th place respectively).
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Here’s the full ranking of provinces:
1. North West
4. Eastern Cape
6. Free State
8. Northern Cape
9. Western Cape
Do better Cape Town!