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3 is the not-so-magic number: Five ways to save your relationship

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Because keeping the romance alive doesn’t have to cost the Earth… Love

By Emily Rycroft

Forget the seven-year itch, a recent study has found that the time couples are most likely to break up is after three years. The most common relationship niggles that kill passion include a lack of sexy underwear, stray toenail clippings, snoring and too much time with the in-laws. If you can feel that spark dimming why not spruce up your relationship, the eco way…


Take a romantic Traincation
Take a trip, just the two of you, and remember all the reasons you are together. Beat the airport arguing and car-journey bickering by reverting to the old-school romance of a train. Sit side by side and watch the beautiful scenery roll past, or gaze at each other across a scrabble game. And we’ve made it even easier by planning out lots of great Traincation adventures already.


Put the ‘O’ back in eco
Spice things up a bit and buy your partner something from the Jimmy Jane eco-friendly sex toy range. Jimmy Jane put the ‘O’ in eco with their great range of rechargeable and sustainable pleasure tools. And right now tell them about your most disappointing vibrator and you can get 25% off your purchase at the till.


Wine and dine…
Constant arguing can mean that romantic gestures like meals out become a rarity. In fact, the study revealed that after the three year mark couples tend to dine out only twice a month and by the five-year mark this figure has dropped to once a month. Don’t let the romance die – take your loved one out somewhere different like one of these eco restaurants, that cut their energy use without compromising on quality.


Afternoon delight
Breaking away from your usual habits could be just what you need. Mix up your routine and have sex in the day time. Or even just turn off the lights. Either way you’re saving energy and keeping those love fires burning.


Passion for fruit?
Thanks to Eve, apples have a long history as the fruit of temptation. Bananas and figs are said to be a natural aphrodisiac. Bring some fruit into the bedroom, just make sure that those you choose are GM free – you don’t want any of those nasty chemicals messing up your evening.


frankensteinHere comes the science bit…

GC articles show you one of four ways (the one in bold) to live greener…

/ Be a winner (not a binner) /
/ Turn up the style (not the heat) /
/ Love the trend (not the spend) /
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Do it in public (not the car/plane) /


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