If you want to find the perfect way to spend Valentine’s Day, it might be time to grab a tackle box instead of a chocolate box. Sure, candy and flowers are nice, but shared outdoor experiences can be the heart-shaped key to happier couples.
Think of the thrill of a new adventure, the bonding that takes place while building new skills, and the shared victory of a catch — all examples of the positive things that happen when couples spend time on the water together.
Check out a few more reasons why fishing is the perfect Valentine’s Day date, and get some bonus ideas on how to add an extra splash of romance.
Fishing is a relaxing and affordable way to spend time together as a couple. If you live in a state like Minnesota, for example, you can plan a cozy couple’s ice fishing date in a heated shanty (don’t forget the hot chocolate). If you live in a warmer climate, plan an experiential fishing scavenger hunt by making a list of species you both want to catch, packing a Valentine’s Day picnic lunch, and then finding a place to fish and boat near you.
Adventures on the water create lasting bonds and memories. When you both experience the thrill of landing a new personal best fish, you are making Valentine’s Day memories together that will last a lifetime.
Fishing can help ignite or re-ignite that romantic spark. In fact, the result of a survey conducted by the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation found that half of both men and women consider it important that their significant other shows interest in outdoor activities.
You get to spend your date in comfortable, casual outdoor attire instead of dress clothes. There’s no stress or pressure about what you should wear. Besides, one-third of people in a relationship actually prefer non-traditional outdoor dates, like fishing or hiking.
You have the opportunity to take in a beautiful sunset on the water. A boating or fishing date is the ideal time to stash your cell phones in lieu of spending uninterrupted time together in nature. Focus on taking in all of the magnificent sights and sounds. Be present for each other.
Continue reading, 10 Reasons Why Fishing is the Perfect Valentine’s Day Date, from TakeMeFishing.org here.
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