Going to a restaurant runs the risk of being outdone by other Valentine’s Day do-gooders. No need to buy roses when you’re camping, personal hygiene will do just fine.
2. You’re forced to talk to each other
We get it, it’s 2016 - verbal conversations are out, and all conversations take place on a 3 inch screen. Take a camping trip, though, and you’ll be forced to talk to your partner (shudders all round).
Don’t be too daunted though, looking at the stars in silence can be just as good.
Either way, just step away from the phone, slowly.
3. Unfolding arguments
What couple doesn’t revel in communicating through their eyes to silently judge the arguing couple close by?
You’d do it in a restaurant, sure, but what happens when they leave?
There’s no getting away when you’re camping, so you can silently judge for as long as you please, you judgemental camper you.
Pro tip: if there’s no arguing couple, it’s probably you.
4. If you’re still together by the end of it, you know they’re the one
Let’s face it, if wiping yourself down with a wet-wipe and getting away with ‘just deodorant’ over a shower were taken out of the context of camping and placed in everyday life – you’d be hard pushed to find a lifelong partner.
But even within the context of camping – if you can do all that in each other’s company – you’ve got yourself a keeper. Go you!
So, what are you waiting for? Drop the stereotypical romance and take to a muddy field this February - your love life will be all the better for it.
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