Where Illinois Stands Among States Most Interested in Valentine’s Day Ideas

Fact Checked by Pat McLoone

It’s the time of the season for romance, with Illinois residents set to stake out that hard to get dinner reservation along the Loop in Chicago or finding that special something for the person who means the most to them in the new year.

One thing that seems constant, regardless of geography, is that several states take Valentine’s Day more seriously than others, with the state of Illinois among the national search interest leaders in 2024.  

The Land of Lincoln managed to pull down the highest search-interest score related to the February staple of any state in the nation, at 100, thumping No. 2 Massachusetts (83) and No. 3 Ohio (68nationally. 

IllinoisBet.com – your source for Illinois sports betting - dug into Google Trends to discover and rank the top 10 states most interested in ideas for Valentine’s Day this year. The search period is between December 25, 2023 and January 25, 2024.

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


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Illinois Comes Out No. 1

While Virginia might be for lovers, there’s no denying that the Prairie State takes Cupid’s arrow seriously, with Illinois posting the highest search-interest score (100) of any state when it came to Valentine’s Day topics.   

Nationally, Illinois’ perfect search-volume score (compared to other topics) of 100 for Valentine’s Day topics smashed past No. 2 Massachusetts (83 search interest score), as well as Ohio (68), California, New York and Texas (33 each).  

Rounding out the national top 10 when it came to Valentine’s Day search interest were New Jersey, with a search interest score of 27, followed by Pennsylvania (25), North Carolina (24) and Florida (22).  

When it comes to the draw of Cupid’s arrow, it seems that few states can match the passion that Illinois residents share, with the Land of Lincoln ranking atop the list of the states in the country when it came to Valentine’s Day search interest in 2024.

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Christopher Boan is a lead writer at IllinoisBet.com specializing in covering state issues. He covered sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years, including stops at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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