10/04/2014 12:01 EDT | Updated 10/04/2014 12:59 EDT

Most Romantic Cities In The World Include Montreal: Dating Website

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If you can't make it to Paris for a romantic vacation, a dating website based out of the U.K. recommends that you make haste for Montreal instead. has ranked Quebec's biggest city at number 11 on its list of the most romantic cities in the world in a list released Wednesday.

It came first out of all North American cities, with New York, Charleston, S.C., Los Angeles and San Diego ranking behind it.

In selecting Montreal, the website called the city "a stunning blend of old world charm with a sophisticated twist." It praised its "seemingly limitless parks, cafes and a charming city centre, coupled with modern and sexy nightlife options."

It also liked the fact that Montreal is shaped "like a boomerang, or a kiss, depending on whom you ask."

The website came up with its rankings by looking at statistics such as marriage and divorce rates. Other factors that helped with rankings included romantic views, areas where couples could walk together, as well as places to go for first dates.

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