10 reasons fishing is the perfect Valentine’s Day date

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10 reasons fishing is the perfect Valentine's Day date

If you’re looking to find the perfect way to spend Valentine’s Day, it may be time to grab a tackle box instead of a chocolate box. Sure, candy and flowers are beautiful, but outdoor experiences together can be the heart-shaped key for happier couples.

Think of the thrill of a new adventure, the bond that comes with building new skills, and winning a catch together – all examples of the positive things that happen when couples spend time on the water together.

Check out a few more reasons fishing is the perfect Valentine’s Day date, and get some bonus ideas on how to add an extra shot of romance.

  1. Fishing is a relaxing and affordable way to hang out as a couple. For example, if you live in a state like Minnesota, you might want to plan ice fishing for a cozy couple in a heated shanty (don’t forget the hot chocolate). If you live in a warmer climate, plan an experimental scavenger hunt by making a list of the species you both want to catch, packing a Valentine’s Day picnic, and then finding a fishing and boating spot near you.
  2. Adventure on the water creates lasting bonds and memories. When the two of you experience the thrill of landing a new personal best fish, you are making Valentine’s Day memories together that will last a lifetime.
  3. Fishing can help ignite or re-ignite that romantic spark. In fact, a survey by the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation found that half of men and women think it is important for their significant other to show an interest in outdoor activities.
  4. You can go on your date in comfortable, casual outdoor clothes instead of clothes. There is no stress or pressure about what to wear. Plus, a third of people in a relationship prefer non-traditional outdoor dates like fishing or hiking.
  5. You have the opportunity to enjoy a beautiful sunset on the water. A boating or fishing appointment is the ideal time to stash your cell phones instead of spending time together in nature. Focus on taking in all the great sights and sounds. Be present for one another.
  6. It is much easier to start conversations when you have a lot of fishing topics and questions. It also gets exciting when the fish bite.
  7. They will learn new fishing and boating skills together, which can lead to greater levels of confidence and camaraderie. Train each other when upgrading your bait or tying a cleat mount.
  8. When couples fish and boating together, it means more people are protecting, conserving, and restoring our natural resources by selling fishing licenses and registering boats.
  9. You can both go home with new fish stories after your fishing date, possibly with a frame worthy photo or at least a slightly exaggerated story of the one who escaped.
  10. If your catches are compliant, end your catch date by preparing a romantic fish fillet dinner by candlelight (don’t forget the music to complete the atmosphere). Learn how to fillet a fish, then find a delicious recipe to cook together.

Surely these reasons convinced you that fishing is the perfect way to spend Valentine’s Day. There is no better way to say, “I’m addicted to you” than by sharing time on the water.