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Beijing among world's most romantic cities

By chinadaily.com.cn
Beijing among world's most romantic cities

A couple kisses each other in the evening at Houhai Lake in Beijing, Jul 20, 2008. The hutong neighborhood around Houhai is known for its nightlife as many residences along the lake-shore have been converted into restaurants, bars, and cafes. The romantic scene is especially popular with foreign tourists visiting the capital and the younger generations of locals. (Photo / IC)

Beijing has been ranked the fourth most romantic city in the world, according to a recent Time Out Global Dating Survey of 11,000 people in 24 cities around the globe.

Paris retains its position as the most romantic city with the "best dating scene", ahead of Melbourne, Kuala Lumpur and Beijing, and Chicago. London rounds up the top six.

The survey also found that British is world's most attractive accent in the world. More than a quarter of respondents in Paris, New York and Sydney preferred a UK accent with people. American accent came in second place, followed by Irish and Australian.

French, once considered the language of love, was chosen as the sexiest accent by only 7.7 percent of respondents and occupies fifth place.

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