Manila named 'most loving' capital city in the world

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 7) — Love is expressed the most online by people from Manila than in any other capital city, according to a study.

Word search website Crossword Solver gathered 15 million geotagged tweets posted across the globe that included a variation of the phrase "love you," such as "love u," "<3 you," and heart emojis followed by "you" or "u."

The group then calculated the proportion of these "loving" tweets per 100,000 overall to "determine which location was more loving than others."

It found that for every 100,000 tweets sent from Manila, 1,246 of them contained words of endearment, making it the "most loving capital city" in the world.

"Love is at the core of most families, and immediate and extended family are considered very important in Filipino culture," the study read.

It also said younger generations prefer to show their feelings online through "hugot", or the Filipino way to express deep emotion through poignant quotes, music, and videos.

The study also cited a previous poll that showed 93% of people in the Philippines saying they feel love on a typical day -- the highest percentage of any country in the world. 

Manila was followed by Guatemala City, Guatemala; Luanda, Angola; Jakarta, Indonesia; and Mexico City, Mexico in the list of most loving capital cities.

Guatemala was found to be the "most loving country" in the world, along with Honduras, Bolivia, Panama, and South Korea in the Top 5.

The "most loving city" is Cochabamba in Bolivia, followed by Villa Nueva, Guatemala, and San Pedro Sula in Honduras.