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I Believe That Love Is a Gamble Worth Taking

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    Level Of Risk = Level Of Return

    Just like financial investments, the riskiest ones have the potential for the biggest pay-off (or biggest loss). My husband of 10 years and I took a big gamble getting together, considering we were both at very different points in our lives and NO ONE thought we should be...
    nevereverthere nevereverthere 26-30, F Dec 7, 2011

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    Can't Win If You Don't Play, But Don't Be Afraid To Fold Either

    Here's what I think.  If love is 'a gamble,' then it's best to pursue it when you have a good hand.  A good hand is not playing someone or trying to fool them, for then it isn't really love.  A good hand implies that there is probably good chemistry, common...
    UnderEli UnderEli 41-45, M Nov 5, 2010

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    Black-jack

    You know I really do believe this. The gains FAR outweigh any risk you may take. I would bet any price on love.
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M Feb 2, 2011

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    I Will Gladly Roll Those Dice...

    I still see the counselor that my ex husband and I saw trying to save our marriage.  She was the 3rd in a string of them that we tried.  Each in turn had basically thrown their hands up in despair. JD and I now see her together….suppose we are trying to make...
    Lexus Lexus 36-40, F Nov 27, 2007

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    Definitely Worth It

    No matter how many times I get hurt and end up feeling worse, I always sign up for another chance at the earliest opportunity. I hope that never changes. Well, I hope I end up not being hurt at least once, but until that happens I hope I never get so discouraged that I give up...
    OneIsTheLoneliestNbr OneIsTheLoneliestNbr 46-50, M Feb 15, 2013

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    Huge!

    Maybe it's the gambler in me but I think the bigger the risk, the bigger the reward. And I'm all in, I'm betting everything on an amazing connection. In 6 days it will either be the best move I've ever made or the worse... Either way it's a gamble and I'm risking...
    ThisIsNotBilly ThisIsNotBilly 26-30, M 12 Responses Nov 24, 2007

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    ACK! Snake-eyes Again!!!

    Yes... is the one gamble that I'm addicted to. I am no stranger to rushing into the fires of love, taking a risk on someone I think is worth the gamble. And even though many have been a HUGE loss to me, emotionally and financially, that's okay... I'll will live to gamble once...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 19, 2009

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    Love!

    "A life without love is like a year without summer" - I think that's a Scandanavian proverb or something. I can't imagine never having loved anybody in my whole life. Not my parents, my brothers, my friends, my ex and now my wonderful fiance!   Ok, yes I was...
    TheatreGirl TheatreGirl 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 29, 2007

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    Definitely Worth the Chance

    Ok Some of you may think this girl is stupid she doesn't know what love is.  I believe that I am able to love as much as a teen is able to.  Love is definitely worth the gamble.  and what excites me the most about love? That if I am able to feel this amazing and...
    Amara Amara 18-21, F Nov 29, 2007

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     the Only Thing Worse ...

     the only thing worse than failing, is failing to even TRY. If you feel it is love, do it right, but then do it.. always try to do it right morally - don't mess around or fool with peoples feelings, but if its real then yes, you have got to gamble.. but is it a gamble if its...
    Wysteria1 Wysteria1 36-40, F Jul 2, 2009

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    Yes I Do

    I firmly believe the title of this group is true......for other people. I used to believe it was true for me as well but have decided that......i don't have the mental makeup to take this gamble with my emotions. It hurts too much when it falls apart and i don't react very well...
    ihaveanameitsrick ihaveanameitsrick 46-50, M 15 Responses Jun 14, 2010

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    Yes,

    but do not go all in. It takes two to tango, and the way things turn out will depend not only on you, but obviously on another person, and external events. Do not be overly cautious, but be aware of the fact that you may very well lose. Save some cash for another bet.
    juliexplosion juliexplosion 22-25 Sep 19, 2010

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    It Is

    It is risky, it has the chance for such a huge pay-off it has to have a risk to it. That's the way most things in life work. Love is one of the things that can make life worth living even in the darkest, saddest times. And if it doesn't work out, at least you'l have something to...
    AngelaDark AngelaDark 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 16, 2008

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    I Keep Taking That Gamble - It Better Be Worth Taking

    Heavens, if I'm afraid to take that gamble and love someone - how can I expect or ask someone to gamble on loving me. And, believe me I want to be loved  - and I do want TO love. What can I say. Things haven't always gone right. Well, to be more honest - I have not always...
    CFOM CFOM 70+, M 3 Responses Sep 18, 2010

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    Wait when you're older or something like that. I believe LOVE can wait, but HUNGER cannot. End of discussion.
    SweeterThanToblerone SweeterThanToblerone 13-15, F Jan 19

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    I'm just having a tough time dealing with unexpected situation. It's hard because I have no control over this and I have to deal with this all alone. I have to wait a year and six...
    TyThe90sKid TyThe90sKid 22-25, F Jan 1

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    I have been in tough situations most of the time...and I always believe that God doesn't exist. ..but somewhere I feel now God comes to us in different ways..in people you met. .in...
    dreamchaser23 dreamchaser23 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 5

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    It's been almost a year since me and my girlfriend first got together :) <3 (We started dating February 22nd 2014) sure things have not been easy all the time but it's worth it...
    ECrierie ECrierie 16-17, M Jan 5

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    age shouldnt matter when you truly like someone but taking advantage of a young insecure girl is pathetic and if you do it **** yourself
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 14 Responses Jan 8

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    Life becomes better when you know that there's someone who is always willing  to love you no matter what...because you're worth the fight and his/her whole heart.Oh goodness...
    4BlackForest 4BlackForest 36-40, F 6 Responses Jan 2

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    I am a person who will never be loved. I do things that make people upset with me and I make people feel sorry for me. I hate myself for that. All I am is a dumb mewling quim who...
    Cgyan Cgyan 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    True love doesn't matter if it's between different ages. True love will happen no matter what <3
    sabrinajonas sabrinajonas 18-21, F 7 Responses Jan 12

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    My friends judged me when I told them I had been dating a guy 10 years older than me. They thought it was weird. But who the **** cares about age. It's just a number. Someone once...
    hxlils hxlils 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 16

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    depends. Like. 15 and younger I have a hard time believing like they actually know what love really is. Man, they barely know what sex is. XD
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 20 Responses Jan 9

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    Age is only a number. True love shouldn't depend on someone's age.
    MagicEyes95 MagicEyes95 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I will wait... I will travel... I will do what it takes to find that person and be with them....
    catho catho 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    Are there any naughty little girls from Minnesota looking for a cute older guy?
    hardluckguy73 hardluckguy73 36-40, M Jan 8

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    "A million words wouldn't bring you back. I know I have tried. Neither would a million tears. I know because I've cried." ~ Unknown
    oldnotbald oldnotbald 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 11

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    Hey haii...how r you...am working as hr in infosys...i just wanna be your frnd...if your interested reply me..
    nikhil8985 nikhil8985 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 16

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    I usually date girls half my age and I know people find that creepy but I don't care it's just a matter of preference just like some people like one colour over another. I don...
    Mritis2u Mritis2u 36-40, M 6 Responses Jan 18

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    I would like anyone of any age to message me.
    bellanewman bellanewman 26-30, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    Are there any naughty little girls that would like to message an older guy?
    hardluckguy73 hardluckguy73 36-40, M 3 days ago

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    I have nothing....everything is goneTaken without my permissionI have been sent into remissionForced to live through everyone else's visionGo ahead you can have whatever you...
    Brokenvegetable Brokenvegetable 31-35, M Dec 30, 2014

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    Is Love Worth The Risk? Let me explain in my story. My true love and I started out like many do. We met on-line and in a short time became friends. Even on-line as you chat...
    srfchopper srfchopper 56-60, M Jan 16

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    I keep having the same question go through my mind.. "Is he worth it?" He's an amazing person. He supports us with never ending motovation. He's a loving father that I know he...
    LadyJunebug LadyJunebug 31-35, F 10 Responses Jan 2

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    There is a hilarious bit near the end. She audio-tapes a list of her (make believe lovers) to make Gary Cooper jealous. He plays the uncompleted list of 19 and walks away laughing...
    quantumike quantumike 51-55, M 5 hrs ago

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    Love saved me, so it's impossible for me not to believe in love. I believe in love with all my heart. I believe, even though I get dissapointed time and again. I believe, because I...
    Nakedness8 Nakedness8 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 7

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    I believe two people who love one another can withstand whatever comes their way. I believe if the love is strong enough there is nothing that will separate the two of them. I...
    Mendmyheart Mendmyheart 46-50, F 8 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    The late Whitney Houston sang ... If somebody loved you, don't they always love you? I look in your eyes and know you still care. I believe love is eternal and endless. And all...
    Stufy Stufy 46-50 1 Response 4 days ago

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    And are not in all honesty I believe love is love no matter what it doesn't know gender race age or even how many I know this to be true for myself at least me and my girlfriend...
    Lookingupalways Lookingupalways 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    It is the best thing ever!!! I love going outside taking picture of random things, editing them, and post them on social networks :3 Beside the fact I have horrible allergies. It...
    innocentflower innocentflower 13-15, F Jan 7

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    I'm on the brink of falling in love but holding back. For good reason too. And it's not uncomfortable at all. Everything seems to make perfect sense. Getting to know him and enjoy...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F 12 hrs ago

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    What It Means to Accept Christ— A.W.Tozer A few things, fortunately only a few, are matters of life and death, such as a compass for a sea voyage or a guide for a journey across...
    Cootamundra Cootamundra 70+, M Jan 19

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    The Rapture.. Carol Brooks “Today’s church wants to be raptured from responsibility.” [Leonard Ravenhill] ON THIS PAGE Introduction Does It Matter? Beliefs...
    Cootamundra Cootamundra 70+, M 1 Response Jan 10

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    I actually married a sociopath. I was too young to know what the term was but smart enough to realize something was not quite right. I found this article on DailyStrength.org...
    akindheart akindheart 56-60, F 9 Responses Jan 16

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    I recently started a new job a few months ago... a job that I had worked very hard to get to, a job in the industry I went to school for and moved home to try and get. I worked...
    mindofastoner89 mindofastoner89 22-25, M Jan 6

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    Do you ever really think about love? Really consciously explore it? Not that love for your fellow man, but that love that feeds you like sustenance, shifts your gravity, colors...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 6

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