Thanks to the many votes received for all the finalists, it's clear that the world is a highly romantic place — and there are many, many idyllic spots for lovers.
Resorts, destinations and a cruise line that took top honors in the eight categories follow.
World's Most Romantic Hotel/Resort 2012
WINNER: Four Seasons Punta Mita
World's Most Romantic Cruise Line 2012
WINNER: Royal Caribbean International
Best Honeymoon All-Inclusive 2012
WINNER: Sandals Emerald Bay, Bahamas
World's Most Romantic Destinations:Most Romantic Place in the USA/Canada 2012
WINNER: Asheville, North Carolina
Most Romantic Place in the Caribbean 2012
Most Romantic Place in Mexico 2012
WINNER: Puerto Vallarta
Most Romantic Exotic Spot 2012
See all of About.com's 2012 Readers' Choice Award Winners in multiple categories ranging from technology to teens to travel.