We watch Love Island A LOT. It's basically our jobs. But this year, in fact, just the last few episodes, something has struck us as really odd... Why can't the Love Islanders just share a bed with whoever they want to?
Two storylines have brought this to mind recently following two recouplings that didn't go the way the Islanders might have intended.
Firstly, Danica picked Luca in the recoupling before last. Luca decided to take a stand by sleeping in the living room or doghouse place we never really see unless someone sleeps there. But Gemma didn't follow him, instead resolutely sharing a bed with Davide (who she'd had to pick when her 'love match' Luca, wasn't available anymore).
Lots of Twitter users picked up on this, asking why Gemma didn't go and share the spare bed with Luca.
Then, more recently, Jay decided to step between love's young dream, Paige and Jacques, by choosing Paige to recouple with.
Well, as the Love Islanders say over and over again (seemingly as long as it's a man who is doing it, but that's for another article...) you've got to use your time and be open and get to know other people if your head is turned. So, sure, that was Jay's prerogative.
But is it making anyone else feel increasingly uncomfortable that while Paige is 'being open', she seems, in reality, to be with Jacques. Yet she feels obligated to share a bed with Jay, to the extent she's holding hands with Jacques across a bed... just because Jay 'chose' her? It feels quite bizarre when you think about it... That someone can 'choose' someone, not necessarily who they'd have wanted, and they still have to share a bed with them?
As other Twitter users have noted, why aren't the 'love couples' just staying together anyway?
Sleeping and bed-sharing rules on Love Island
So why do Love Islanders have to share with who they're coupled with?
Well, basically, the rules say that Islanders should share a bed with who they're coupled with - and who they're coupled with is just based on the fire-side ceremonies.
As always - and as they've repeatedly done - Islanders are of course not forced to sleep anywhere. Islanders can sleep in the dog house, on sofas and even outside on the day beds.
So, in short, as long as the Love Islanders feel comfortable, they follow the rules. Maybe Gemma just didn't fancy a night on a sofa bed... we've all been there.
As for Paige and Jacques, perhaps they just thought holding hands across the aisle and meeting for sneaky staircase chats was more romantic than getting bitten by bugs and being woken by the 4am sun after staying on a day bed. Fair enough... Maybe they'll get some more time in the hideaway soon...
Where To Buy The Exact Love Island Bikinis From This Series
Danica stepped into the villa with an apple-green bikini and heart-shaped diamante features. The Apple Green Diamante Heart Triangle Bikini Top (£15) and Apple Green Diamante Heart Bikini Bottoms (£15) are available on Pretty Little Thing right now.
Indiyah's pink, crystal bikini is from Modaminx and makes a great addition to any holiday wardrobe. Shop her pink triangle crystal bikini top (£30) and matching pink tie-side crystal bikini bottoms (£30).
Tasha avoided any tan lines last night with this bandeau bikini from PLT. Shop her look with the cream hammered trim bikini top (£15) and matching cream hammered trim bikini bottoms (£15).
Indiyah's light pink bikini is straight from Oh Polly as the Majesty Ring Halter Neck Bikini Top in Light Orange (£24). Ring bikinis are very in this season and we like the Aerie triangle halter neck bikini top with ring detail (£28) and EVARAE Sia cutout embellished stretch-ECONYL halterneck bikini top (£150) too.
Whilst being thrown around by Luca, we saw Gemma wear a bright orange corset bikini. The Club L London After Sun Burnt Orange Corset Halter Swimsuit (£45) stood out in the challenge.
Relaxing in the sun, Amber was spotted in this Boux Avenue Sydney textured triangle bikini top (£22) and matching bottoms (£16).
During the hot 'men-chanic' challenge, we saw Ekin-Su don a royal blue swimsuit - the exact one is the Majorca strappy back swimsuit (£38) from Boux Avenue.
Tasha's gorg multicoloured bikini is straight from Shein as the Color Block Smocked Halter Triangle Tie Side Thong Bikini Swimsuit (£6.49). You can get similar examples from the ASOS DESIGN tie side bikini bottom bold abstract print (£9.60) and Free People Frankies Phillipa Shine Bikini Top (£88).
In Episode 5 of Love Island, we saw Tasha don this exact bikini from Boux Avenue. Snap up the Hvar bronze ruched brazilian bikini briefs - Bronze (£16) and Hvar bronze ruched multiway bikini top - Bronze (£22) on the website right now.
Gemma showed off her gorgeous tan with a grey shiny swimsuit from Hunkemoller. You can get the Havana Multi-Way Swimsuit Rebecca Mir in Grey (£40) on the website now.
Neon is very in this summer and Indiyah shows us how it's done in her Oh Polly Layered Bikini Top in Lime (£22) Other neon lime and yellow options include the PrettyLittleThing Light Lime Mini Crinkle Underwired Square Neck Bikini Top (£20), the Hollister High Apex Ribbed Underwire Bikini Top (£27) and the GUESS Fluo colour bandeau bikini (£27).
Just as we saw Liam leave the villa, Paige was wearing this super skimpy green ombre swimsuit with a tie front. The exact match is available on ASOS as the ASOS DESIGN lace up cut out swimsuit in green ombre print (£30).
Newbie Afie donned 'Lime Sherbet' Emerald Contrast Triple Crystal Bandeau Top (£25) on her first day. We also like this similar dupe - the Andressa top from Camila Coelho (£89).
Paige looked pretty in pink in a ruched bikini top - and you can shop a very similar vibe on REVOLVE with the PQ Remi Ruched Bandeau Bikini Top (£67).
Tasha's orange and pink bikini is straight off of Missy Empire. The Jorja Pink Orange Contrast Tie Side Bikini Bottom (£14) and Saffron Pink Orange Contrast Strap Triangle Bikini Top (£14) is available right now.
In a girlie chat over the boys, Tasha was seen in a hot orange strappy bikini whilst Indiyah was spotted in a MANGO zebra print bikini. The bikinis are available online right now - you can get Indiyah's MANGO Zebra print bikini top (£19.99) and MANGO Printed bikini bottom (£17.99) whilst Tasha's bikini is the Cruz line from Oh Polly (£22).
Amber set off the show with a leopard print kimono which stood out against a classic black bikini set. You can buy the SXY Leopard Print Ruffle Trim Belted Kimono (£30) or ASOS do a dupe with the Brave Soul kimono with belt tie detail in leopard print brown (£22).For a staple black bikini like Amber's, we like the House of Harlow 1960 x REVOLVE Darian Top (£67) and House of Harlow 1960 x REVOLVE Darian High Waist Bottom (£79) to match.
Everybody rushed to the online shops for Tasha's Cobalt Blue bikini which has already sold out on ASOS DESIGN mesh bandeau ruched front bikini top (£18). The ASOS DESIGN hipster bottom in cobalt blue (£15) is still in stock though, and if you want a matching top then you'll want to grab the NA-KD Shiny Circle Detail Strappy Bikini Top (£23.95).
Indiyah also donned a Sherbert Lemons choice when walking into the villa, in their White Beaded Bikini Set (£25). We loved her cover-up beach skirt the most though, and you can get dupes easily like the lovewave Alisa Skirt (£151), Zaful Cowl Neck Strappy Cami Top And Tassels Sarong Skirt (£22.95) and the Urban Outfitters Knit & Lace Mini Beach Skirt (£42).
Paige wears a classic baby pink strappy tie bikini set in her promo shots, which are available to grab from Pretty Little Thing. They have 10% off each now as Pretty Little Thing Baby Pink Mix & Match Triangle Bikini Top (£4.50) and Baby Pink Mix & Match Tie Side Bikini Bottoms (£4.50).
Indiyah showed off her body with an orange number, found as the Oh Polly Jorani Hoop Detail Bikini Top in Orange (£24). If you like this style of slinky bikini, the VDM The Label Ziggy reversible triangle bikini top (£55) matches up well.
Dancer Tasha showed off her lean body in her sneak peek with a bright red set from Ann Summers, found as the Ann Summers Catalina Soft Bikini Top (£26) and Ann Summers Catalina Brazilian Bikini Bottom (£16).