Cobram lovebirds Gareth Adams, 21, and Vanessa Aksionov, 19, are proof that true romance is alive and well in 2013.February 14, 2013 5:00am
Cobram lovebirds Gareth Adams, 21, and Vanessa Aksionov, 19, are proof that true romance is alive and well in 2013.
The pair met just five months ago through a mutual friend and have been inseparable ever since.
They plan to make their first Valentine’s Day together as memorable as possible, with Mr Adams intending to whisk Ms Aksionov away for a late candle-lit dinner to celebrate their togetherness.
‘‘Unfortunately, I have to work late until about 8
She feels it is important, especially for a new couple, to go out on proper dates and make a real effort to get to know each other from the outset.
‘‘We go out for dinner most weekends and just enjoy each other’s company.’’
Often they go away for a drive on weekends to Yarrawonga, Albury or Shepparton — just for an adventure and to get away from it all.
Although Ms Aksionov likes cooking, Mr Adams is not so good in the kitchen — despite her best efforts to show him how it’s done.
The two first met at Cobram Secondary College, but it wasn’t until just recently they hit it off as a couple.
Mr Adams does have a special present planned to give his partner, but can not reveal this publicly — as it would almost certainly ruin the surprise.
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