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I Believe That Love Is a Gamble Worth Taking

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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     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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    So do I..I believe true love is worth waiting for and true love is worth withholding sex for. No, I've never had sex before. I don't just want to throw away my love and my goods...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 7

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    A question for all the men in this group: how young of a girl would you date if you were in your mid-forties? I do not believe love should be defined and constrained by age, but I...
    colourofmoonlight colourofmoonlight 18-21, F 38 Responses Sep 19

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    A great man once said, It matters not who you love, where you love, why you love, when you love or how you love, it matters only that you love...
    poppagee poppagee 16-17, F Sep 6

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    I found my true Love and she tells me every day and I tell her every day I know it will last forever
    justmyself11 justmyself11 51-55, M 2 Responses Sep 9

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    My first sexual experiences were with a woman over twice my age! I don't think age should be something that determines love, nothing should! Love only knows love, and lust!
    Mstroig Mstroig 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 9

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    The problem is that we think that only love can heal our pain & broken self. We search for love among other humans. Those like us. Shallow beings. They're so shallow within...
    Xyanii Xyanii 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 10

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    If it did have an age does that mean You mother would just love you until you left home. No! You love your Mother and your Father, or are supposed to, FOREVER!
    Thesoutherner Thesoutherner 66-70, M 1 Response Sep 15

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    I hope so i am counting on it love is my only real HOPE !!!!
    anasteel2 anasteel2 41-45, F 5 Responses Sep 15

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    I hate the way people get questioned especially girls if they go out with an older guys.People are always like why don't you go out with guys your own age?You can't help who you...
    sineadduff sineadduff 16-17, F 5 Responses Sep 19

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    No i dont want to waste my time to wait my soulmate, i prefer live my life (yolo;))
    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F Sep 10

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    2 WEEKS 6 DAYS AND HE IS HOME!!!!!
    jenbar71 jenbar71 41-45, F Sep 20

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    ThePinkP0werRanger ThePinkP0werRanger 26-30, F Sep 13

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    What's the age gap between you & your other half Does age matter in a relationship
    tom1851 tom1851 46-50, M 3 Responses Sep 15

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    True I like girls that are younger and older
    Naughtythoughtss Naughtythoughtss 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 16

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    Generally speaking, I think this is true, but there are times when it's not appropriate. When two people have similar mental maturity, I think this is fine. For example, I knew a...
    karlmartink karlmartink 36-40, M Sep 20

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    Your hair, your face, your beautiful eyes...I want to tell you how strikingly beautiful you are every day, but I can't. Because you have someone in your life already, even though...
    HopelessRomantic6 HopelessRomantic6 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 16

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    You can't put love into one sentence in my opinion. It's terrifying, dangerous, nerve racking and makes your heart stop at the slightest thing... BUT it's also the most exciting...
    Shiningstar26 Shiningstar26 18-21, F Sep 22

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    I love to exercise, taking rest days 1-2 a week sucks a big one. Anyone else relate? A day without exercise is like a cold rainy depressing one. I also love it the next day when...
    ethan452 ethan452 18-21, M Sep 9

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    I love my job taking care of children but this one family stands out to me. They are vegetarians and they don't allow their almost 2-year-old to eat meat or drink milk. I...
    MeowSaidTheCat MeowSaidTheCat 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    Blueee "When you love someone, you give your heart entirely to them. You believe love is an unconditional, unselfish act. You don't love half-way. You are "all in" whenever you are...
    Theheavyheart Theheavyheart 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    this has changed for me. i believe love is out there for some. not for me. there is no love for me. if there is they will never receive it in return from me. not that i dont want...
    SadisticBitch SadisticBitch 31-35, F Sep 12

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    It's short and brief, I don't have a boy friend, and I believe love comes itself 😉😉 Looks don't matter for me, I do care about the personalities. I rather fall in love with...
    Martin7470 Martin7470 18-21, M Sep 19

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    I use to believe love Conquered all cuz thats what i saw in movies come to find out you see real life's much different i don't wanna see you go i only wanna see you smile hurts...
    SexyNightmare SexyNightmare 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 13

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    a dear friend was told last week after extensive testing she needed 2 stints put in her heart as 2 blockages was clear to see and it may be worse after the heart cath then even...
    rckt148 rckt148 51-55, M 1 hr ago

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    Seems like yesterday we used to rock the show I lace the track you lock the flow So far from hanging on the block of dough Notorious they got to know that Life ain't always what it...
    Simone143 Simone143 26-30, F 15 hrs ago

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    Divorce was filed 12 hours ago. Guess the notice is coming later today by certified mail. I was checking my FB and got the dreaded "FB kick-in-the-gut" when I noticed that my own...
    overtherainbow47 overtherainbow47 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 20

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    Even though time has served you well, I can't believe you're not here anymore. Looking at your pale face today and still chest just gave me so much pain. But the hugs and kisses...
    ForeverSmiling ForeverSmiling 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    You can run on for a long time Run on for a long time Run on for a long time Sooner or later God'll cut you down Sooner or later God'll cut you down Go tell that long tongue liar...
    SkollHati SkollHati 18-21, M Sep 5

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    From my journal, October 8, 2012 I was taking a walk this morning, and was enjoying how warm and toasty the sun felt on my shirt despite the cool temperatures. I was coming to a...
    Solfeggio Solfeggio 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 1

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    'Listen' If a friend tells you their problem and you tell them don't feel bad or you just try to cheer him up it's like you're saying their feelings are wrong & to turn them...
    Stufy Stufy 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 18

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    For anyone in a long distance yes its possible :) a few ways i use to get past pain is venting , positive thoughts , and picturing your future ,knowing its worth the wait good luck...
    Queen1993 Queen1993 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    Eight Signs You're in a Relationship Worth Keeping A friend of mine posted a link on Facebook to this article today. I think the author's eight points are valid, even if I don't...
    livelaughlovedream3 livelaughlovedream3 41-45, F 6 Responses Sep 3

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    This is my baby sister. I'm VERY protective of this girl. She's my everything. She's so fragile. So here's my letter to her. Dear maryjane, Take time to do things you love...
    Brokenpiecesthatsmile Brokenpiecesthatsmile 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    There are truths behind these funny quotes....To the singles, would you still wanna take the plunge on marriage? ***I never married because there was no need. I have three pets at...
    0nOpalsMind 0nOpalsMind 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 9

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