WA has won the accolade of sexiest state in the country following a review of Yellow Pages’ online searches.
Yellow Pages has trawled through over 97,000 searches on its website to reveal where in Australia we’re likely to find the most passionate lovers come February 14.
Evan Ravensdale, Group Manager, Yellow Pages Digital said West Australian’s were the most adventurous yet traditional of all couples.
“Not only is WA home to white sands and premium wine regions, but Australia’s most generous, and naughtiest lovers. West Australians are the most likely in Australia to splurge on cheeky boudoir gifts with a jump of 13 per cent in searches for adult shops,” he said.
“They’re also most likely to present their lovers with flowers, with florists experiencing a search increase of 158 per cent compared to national average of 91 per cent.”
Queensland was in second place, with couples most likely in the country to splurge on a beauty treatment or spray-tans – 11 per cent compared to the national average of 3 per cent.
Taking third place, New South Welshmen and women are the most likely in the country to treat their loved ones to a taste-sensation this Valentine’s, with café and restaurant searches spiking by 8 and 31 per cent respectively.
Not be outshone in fourth place, South Australia appears to prefer old fashioned romance with restaurant searches increasing by 34 per cent, the highest in the country, and florist searches increasing by 115 per cent.
On the other end of the scale, Victorians will be getting more creative and looking outside the box this Valentine’s Day, as they are least likely to splurge on a restaurant this Feb 14 – searches for restaurants increase 22 per cent, below the national average of 29 per cent.
“However you choose to spend Valentine’s Day, Yellow Pages can help you find your preferred treat that tells your partner how much they mean to you,” said Mr Ravensdale.
Australia’s Valentine’s Day Fast Facts
WA – the state of naughty and generous lovers
Unbreak my heart: West Australians are the most likely to seek relationship advice during this romantic period (8 per cent)
Flower power: Whether they’re roses or posies, West Australians are the most likely in the country to splurge on their lover with flowers this Valentine’s (158 per cent)
Cheeky games: West Australians are the most likely this Valentine’s Day to take a walk on the wild side with their partners with a jump of 13 per cent in adult shop searches
Touchy-feely: Couples can expect to be treated by their partner with West Australians the most likely to pamper, or be pampered by, their loved ones with a luxury massage
Getaway: Decadent weekends away are a must for West Australians with hotels and motels receiving a 34 and 17 per cent spike in searches compared with the nation’s average of 4 and .01 per cent!
SA – the state of romance
Decadent dinners: South Australians are the most likely in the country to splurge on a romantic dinner with searches spiking by 34 per cent
Flower power: Flowers still represent the language of love with searches for the perfect arrangement spiking by 115 per cent
Home comforts: South Australians are the most likely in the country to prefer a night-in with their loved ones with searches for accommodation dropping by 35 per cent
QLD – the state of beauty
Polished perfection: Queensland couples can be expected to splurge on a beauty treatment or spray tan for Valentine’s Day with salon searches increasing by 11 per cent, the highest in the country
Romantic night in: Queenslanders are the most likely in the country to have a romantic evening at home, with take away increasing by 16 per cent over the V-Day week
Unbreak my heart: Queenslanders are likely to seek relationship advice during this romantic period with searches increasing by 7 per cent
NSW – the state of decadent tastes
Decadent dinners: New South Welshmen and women are among the most likely to enjoy a sumptuous breakfast or brunch with café searches spiking by 8 per cent compared with the national average of 5 per cent
Polished look: hairdressers are likely to be under the pump for Valentine’s Day with state searches increasing by 7 per cent compared to the national average of -2 per cent
Victoria – the hands-on state
Touchy-feely: Victorians are likely to gift a luxury massage to their loved ones this Valentine’s Day with searches for services increasing by 12 per cent
DIY dinners: of all the states, Victoria is the least likely to splurge on a romantic dinner with searches for restaurants (22 per cent) falling below the national average of 29 per cent. This may mean more couples are turning to their own cookware to come up with homemade delicious treats for their loved ones
Cheeky games: Victorians are second most likely this Valentine’s Day to take a walk on the wild side with their partners with a jump of 11 per cent in adult shop searches
Flower Power: Victorians should prep the vases this Valentines, with local florist searches increasing by 78 per cent in the lead-up to the big day. It’s worth noting, however, Victorians fall well below the national average of a 91 per cent spike, suggesting the state’s couples might need to lift their game this year.