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I Believe That Love Is a Gamble Worth Taking

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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     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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    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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    Having someone there , is everyone's dream , to feel the touch of another , a hug , a kiss , just someone , your never to young or to old to love anyone you want , gender doesn't...
    turntechbiology turntechbiology 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Does love truelly exist, or is it just a feeling that subsides overtime. True love is immortal, those who have truelly loved once and knows the pain off losing that love are...
    Jay04Sch Jay04Sch 36-40, F Oct 1

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    I strongly believe that love does not have an age. It shouldn't matter, Love is love You can't force somebody to love you You can't throw a child in the sea expecting the child to...
    denvergrip denvergrip 22-25, M 5 Responses Oct 3

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    Obviously. You see it on TV enough. Honestly it's all down to the chemical reactions going on inside your body urging you to reproduce. Isn't that sweet? But in all seriousness...
    NotMuchGoingOnHere NotMuchGoingOnHere 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    who could say that people may find love on someone who is older or younger than them as long as you'll feel that "thing". They say when you fell in love with a man who is younger...
    lissomirl lissomirl 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    .. n i crave good lovemaking. lovemaking is an art which gets better with time like practising any art.
    followmee followmee 31-35, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    With so many good memories that we shared timelessly we portrayed that love do conquer it all. They say the best is yet to come and forget to tell us the share of worse that have...
    Dancingnight Dancingnight 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 9

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

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    8 more days and he's home!!!!!!!
    jenbar71 jenbar71 41-45, F Oct 1

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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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    This will be my belief my whole life
    AustinmMurdock AustinmMurdock 16-17, M Oct 2

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    Look at this tragic news story: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/female-pe-teachers-secret-sexual-relationship-with-pupil-at-private-girls-school-exposed-by-faulty...
    FunnyLookingCorpse FunnyLookingCorpse 18-21 2 Responses Oct 4

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    Everyone has that lover that either taught you how to love, make love, or both. Sometimes you teach each other. And those are the moments that last forever. Once you got it, you...
    HearHerHeart HearHerHeart 22-25, F Oct 11

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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 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 Sep 27

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    I believe love is just A word
    clownfacecrackk clownfacecrackk 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 6

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    i usually met people in life who say fall in love give a shot those people usually had a happily forever like movies a happy ending so i gave a shot result to sum up...
    King2d King2d 18-21, M Oct 3

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    He was the kind of boy who kept to himself, And stayed lonely, in a busy room. She was the kind, Who both bitter and blue, Believed love was strictly for fools. How wrong she was...
    salen01 salen01 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    I feel that my father is a coward and an insecure, passive aggressive, manipulative and (can be) violent person. Although he mostly raised me when I was growing up (my mother was...
    Regandlam Regandlam 36-40, F 1 hr ago

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    Runaway The National There's no saving anything Now we're swallowing the shine of the summer There's no saving anything How we swallow the sun But I won't be no runaway Cause I...
    Raindancej Raindancej 36-40, M 24 mins 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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    You wear guilt Like shackles on your feet Like a halo in reverse I can feel The discomfort in your seat And in your head it's worse There's a pain A famine in your heart...
    AdamV13 AdamV13 70+, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I decided to end my previous story to make it shorter. Carrying on. At the end of the day, this is all I know. I haven't changed, and guess what? What made him love me HASN'T...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F Oct 2

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    No one I ever like truly likes me for me and is only here because they've got pity. I'm nothing but a piece of trash to most people. But then again being a piece of trash has its...
    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I don't know what to say. I just typed a lot of stuff on my iPad, but I decided to start afresh. The only way to keep from worsening a situation is to spend personal time thinking...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F Oct 2

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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 Sep 25

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    I don't believe in happiness in love.I used to but now not so much. I believe that love brings us pain and honestly in my opinion all of the great loves are sad. And for something...
    ThatBlueOwl ThatBlueOwl 16-17, F 4 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    If it's meant to be, it will happen. Love has its strange ways of finding its way back. Regardless of what you believe or don’t believe, when it comes to love, you need to have a...
    JAD01 JAD01 31-35, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    On a warm summer evening on a train bound for nowhere I meet up with the gambler we both where to try to sleep so we took turns staring out the window into the darkness till broad...
    bloodstream11 bloodstream11 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 11

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    " I believe in you, even if haven't met you, even if I never will. I believe that you're out there- the person who will send me a text in the morning, share the last slice, and be...
    chinkychic chinkychic 22-25, F a week ago

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    It is hard some days to hold your head high , especially with all the uncertainties in life. Life really is just one big gamble, no certainties that is for sure..Just when you...
    ringster73 ringster73 41-45, F 9 Responses Sep 22

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    So I was browsing around and found a story that is very similar to mine. Dealing with feelings of worthlessness, and not loved and insecurity. Wow the lies of the enemy are...
    marlow1978 marlow1978 36-40 Oct 6

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    It's because I'm greedy when it comes to love. Everything seems to be a competition that I'll always lose. I know it's childish to demand so much from others and view everything...
    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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