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Washington DC — By Jon Rochetti on January 18, 2010 at 9:26 am

DC’s New Dept of Love & Relationships

Destination DC, the official travel and tourism bureau of Washington, DC has announced a new (honorary) Secretary will be sworn in heading up the DC’s new Department of Love Dr. Ruth Westheimerand Relationships the 81 year-old psychosexual therapist and television personality, Dr. Ruth Westheimer.

The month-long program is designed to encourage tourism in the District during the month of February, as well as promoting the city over the Valentine’s Day holiday as a fun and playful destination for love and romance.

At just 4-foot 7 inches, Dr. Ruth is a powerhouse of openness and catalyst of change opened up the way Americans talked about sex.  For over 30 years, her straight-forward advice about sex and relationships on the radio and TV broke many barriers about about sex and relationships.  Her television and radio shows, along with authoring 30+ book, including Sex for Dummies and Dr. Ruth’s Encyclopedia of Sex, has made her an icon of American culture.

And her job shouldn’t be all that difficult, as Washington, DC has it’s share of romantic spots, from dozens of romantic restaurants, including 1789 (1226 36th Street, NW), Obelisk Pink Rose(2029 P Street, NW,) or Restaurant Eve (110 South Pitt Street, Alexandria, Virginia), to name but a few, to other great places for romance that don’t require an expensive meal.

And with a President in the White House that frequently takes his wife out on the town for a “date night”, I assume she’ll have advice a bit of advice for the first couple as well.

Destination DC is a private, non-profit corporation, funded mostly by business memberships dues and a percentage of DC’s 14.5% tax on hotel rooms.

Images – FlickrDr. Ruth, pink rose

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  1. "Sitting on a quiet residential street in Georgetown, 1789 restaurant has
  2. Restaurant Eve "Nourish the Palate" offers modern American cuisine
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