Google’s Valentine Zeitgeist

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Johannesburg - Google has released a Valentine Zeitgeist which shows what South Africans have been searching for in this season of love.


Some interesting search terms related to the word “Valentine’s” were:

l Valentine’s specials.

l Valentine’s ball ideas.

l Valentine’s Day massage.

l Valentine’s Day jokes.

l Valentine’s baking ideas.

l MCS Valentine’s cruises.

l Valentine’s Day picnic.


The top search related to the word “love” included Miley Cyrus, an indication, says Google, “she has captured the hearts of many young South Africans”.

Romantic songs that came up when web users searched for love were: Drunk in Love by Beyonce, Adore you by Miley Cyrus and XO by Beyonce.


Interesting searches with the word “love” in them were:

l Love calculator.

l Drunk in love Beyonce.

l Stuck in love.

l Romantic love quotes.

l Love games.

l Old school love.

The top trending searches with the word “romantic” in them were:

l Romantic comedies.

l Romantic love quotes.

l Romantic love poems.

l Romantic text messages.

l Romantic tumblr quotes.

l Most romantic songs.


Gauteng, Kwa-Zulu Natal and the Western Cape, in that order, seem to be the most romantic provinces in SA, having searched most for the term “love”. But the Western Cape, KZN and Gauteng searched the most for the word “Valentine’s”.

Interest in the term “love” over the past 30 days shows that the most loving countries in Africa include Ghana, Zambia and Botswana, as they have searched for it. - The Star

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