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I Believe That Love Is a Gamble Worth Taking

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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     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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 agree that true love is worth waiting for :) I'm saving myself for that happy encounter - :)^^^^^+-%%*#$€}{ (Foolish virgins only need apply , no just joking .....:>)
    aspiedavid aspiedavid 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 23

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    I know that God is taking care of me because he was present when I was born. I know that God is taking care of me because when I was younger and there was no food, water, or...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Jun 23

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    Love real love doesn't die. It may change how it feels over time but remains none the less. They say love and hate are two side of the same coin. I can see how people may...
    JennaR JennaR 46-50, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    "Don't change to make someone love you, be yourself and let the right one fall for you. Love is someone who is quite different from the rest..."
    charmee26 charmee26 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    If true love is given back.
    carebear1019 carebear1019 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    okay so I'm 14 and I have a boyfriend. I have been through a lot in my life, and I am very.. uh.. "cold" towards my family. I started to self harm this year, and I currently go to...
    thestxrysofar thestxrysofar 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    This is true but earth has laws witch are there for a good reason but I believe each to there own cause all women of all age turn me on
    kerw94 kerw94 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 7

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    And when your trust in love is broken so is your life. Picking up the pieces of a broken love is way harder then falling in love.
    carebear1019 carebear1019 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    There is nothing better than a true connection with someone you love. Making love is so beautiful. I miss it. I don't respect my husband enough right now to give him my true self...
    truthandbeauty truthandbeauty 36-40, F 5 Responses Jul 1

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    "To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless." Gilbert...
    Aimee17 Aimee17 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    We all need to come together and love one another...I don't understand why that's so hard.
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Jul 2

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    It is an art when two souls engage in such deep way using their bodies as a way to channel that connection shared. It is a deep honest act where you see for each other and mutual...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 9

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    This is me, this is who I am, this is my life
    glassprison glassprison 31-35, F Jun 28

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    It's amazing when your special someone/ husband GIVES CUTE COMPLIMENTS. There's nothing wrong with a good, old fashioned compliment. It's nice to be told that you're pretty, sweet...
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F Jun 25

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    My fiancé is the meaning of my life :)
    lostsoul4888 lostsoul4888 18-21, F Jun 25

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    What does age actually give us... Everybody matures at their own rate! The earth has been around the sun at least 18 times in your lifetime... You are now allowed to make...
    wildb1ll wildb1ll 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 25

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    By choosing a bride 15-17 years younger, a man can cut his risk of premature death by 20 per cent. Even choosing a wife seven to nine years younger will reduce his risk of dying...
    darkreality68 darkreality68 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 25

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    just when you smiled at me.....everything becomes colorful, time freezes and i said to myself...."you are enough, you are just enough."
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F Jul 10

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    Broken Bodies- Your bed creaks to conform to my hands. Sliding forward to run through your hair and over your snowy skin. I count every rib, every knot in your spine, every freckle...
    Xingouttheos Xingouttheos 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I believe in... that two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different. I believe… that your life can be changed in a matter of hours by people who...
    PepperX PepperX 22-25, F Jul 10

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    The lyrics take a while to start but its well worth taking the time to listen to. ~ Jo Stafford - 'Manhattan Serenade': http://youtu.be/3MvqRvxbRoE
    TheShadowedGirl TheShadowedGirl 31-35 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I know its a real taboo of online dating, what makes it worse is that it is long distant as we are both from different countries, I from the UK him from Romania (tom-not his real...
    kitakata1 kitakata1 18-21, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    I literally can never have her. She is a character in the novel I'm working on. Its safe to say that I'm still sane, because I created her character based on my dream girl, so its...
    BillyEmad BillyEmad 16-17, M Jul 9

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    the thing that hurts more is that he was already falling in love. it is not like a one sided thing. not like he really never had any feelings....but he was scared and a coward so...
    Wewerethereinthattime Wewerethereinthattime 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    I love selfies and taking picture of people in general, but there's something about taking picture of myself that I love, maybe it's because I control what I want and not something...
    nailwire nailwire 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    People always say I love him/her. I roll my eyes and smile and say good for you sweetie. Inside however I tell myself love is a myth an urban legend, like Bigfoot or Slenderman. I...
    KateTheStraightedge KateTheStraightedge 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    The picture is lovely... I enjoy taking pics I am not no professional but I do love taking all sorts of pics.
    Summerraine1 Summerraine1 41-45, F Jun 27

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    I love them. i want a zoo beside my house lol. I once wanted to be a veterenarian or a care taker of animals in the zoo. I love taking care of them. I would love to try taking care...
    Wewerethereinthattime Wewerethereinthattime 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 30

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    I HAVE ALREADY EXPERIENCED LOVE A FEW TIMES AND DONT BELIEVE ITS POSSIBLE TO KEEP REPEATING THIS, I AM SUFFERING WITH LOTS OF STUFF AND ONE IS THE FACT THAT I WANT TO ACCEPT MY...
    BIGIZBETTER BIGIZBETTER 36-40, M Jun 25

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    I love hugs and kisses from the people I love.It makes me feel loved and worth something.because I'm adopted so I've had a hard life.But now it's all good
    Kacey363 Kacey363 13-15, F Jun 25

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    I've had such horrible experiences with men. I don't wanna Love or believe in men any more. My heart has been in So much pain I don't believe love exists any more.
    josie32c josie32c 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    Personally I do not believe in a perfect partner. And I think, that true love has to be lived in the real world on a day by day, week by week, year by year basis... and I believe...
    Soniador1963 Soniador1963 46-50, M 4 Responses Jun 28

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    I honestly do believe love is out there. Honestly love can be quite complicated for some people to understand so they throw it out like it's nothing. Love doesn't just come to you...
    TodaysDreams TodaysDreams 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 7

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    I believe love is something we all want and I want to understand it more
    babylovestar15 babylovestar15 18-21, F Jul 9

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