Our readers’ local love stories

Our readers found the most romantic places.


Click the green “add point” button on our map to submit your love story.

Graphic via 6AM City

For Valentine’s Day 2024, we made a map of local places where our readers have made memories.

We asked for your help compiling everything from proposals to making friends. You did not disappoint.

Explore these local love stories by clicking on the hearts, but there’s just a few love stories that we just had to share:

  • “In September 2013, a guy I liked came to my dorm room in Straz, cooked dinner with me, and asked me to be his girlfriend while wearing my girliest pink apron to make me laugh. I said yes. Over 10 years later, we’re still together, happily married for the last 7 of them. We still celebrate our September anniversary though, because that home-cooked dinner date in my little Straz dorm led to the rest of our lives ❤️.” – Anonymous reader
  • “Curt had slid into my Instagram DMs back in 2021. He invited me to go to the Stanley Cup Playoffs since he had a second ticket... Well, I said yes and we met up on Harbour Island (since he lived in an apartment there) and walked to Amalie Arena and watched the game. Post game, we took a stroll along the Riverwalk and made it back to his apartment building to say goodnight. He kissed me and it was instant butterflies... so I knew ... Next thing ya know, we’ve been together ever since, moved into a house in St. Pete and we both play ice hockey... he’s obviously way better after playing 5 years and me about a year. We went from a simple hockey date (my first time watching a game) to now hockey being a big bonding activity in our relationship!” — Audra G.
  • “My husband and I met volunteering at the VA hospital on Christmas Day 2016. 8 years later we’re still giving back to our community in so many ways! Marry a man who has a servants heart!!” – Anonymous reader

Now we’re really feeling the love.

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