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Crestview a great place to find love
Crestview is apparently a good place to be single.
It's been named the seventh best city in the state for singles looking for love.
Channel Three's Joe Douglass has more.
When I googled "romantic restaurant Crestview", this place, The Wild Olive, is one of the first things that came up. So I thought what better place to go to to talk to folks for this story.
Although we were here at lunchtime, the candles, soft lighting and romantic pictures on the wall made it easy to see why it's recommended for those looking for love.
Susan McDuffie, Co-Owner, Wild Olive Restaurant: "It's just kind of laid back. Crestview's a laid back town."
Susan McDuffie co-owns the restaurant with her husband, Mike.
It's had a romantic reputation since it opened in 2007.
Susan McDuffie, Co-Owner, Wild Olive Restaurant: "Friday and Saturday's usually like a couple's night. Every Valentine's here we've had a proposal."
Susan admits she's not sure why Crestview was ranked seventh in the state for singles by Movoto, a real estate research website.
But some of her customers have a few ideas.
Clay Hancock, Single: "The atmosphere generally around here is friendly people. It's extremely friendly."
Cathy Thigpen, Crestview: "It's an awesome place for me, raised my son here and my son got married right across the street."
Of course, not everyone agrees.
Kim Degregorio: "I'm amazed. It just seems like this is the place you come and retire."
Dylan Ermert, Single: "It doesn't seem romantic. It is what you make of it."
Movoto ranked cities by comparing the percentages of people within the 18 to 44 "dating age range", the number of places for people to meet and the number of people taking public transit, which it says Crestview could use more of.
The number one city in the state is South Miami.
Pensacola ranked 27th, Niceville, 40th, and Destin, 49th.
In Crestview, Joe Douglass, Channel Three News.