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I Believe That Love Is a Gamble Worth Taking

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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     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,

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
    starryxo starryxo 22-25 Sep 7

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    yep it is true;i believe in it love can't understand what age your or what situation your in.it comes and destroy you.........:)
    knowmeevery knowmeevery 18-21, F 7 Responses Aug 23

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    O beloved why did my crazy soul begin to fly? Oh, where did this courage come from? The breeze teases and taunts me, the breeze plays havoc with me. Even the raindrops won’t...
    animelover1990 animelover1990 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 20

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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 1 Response 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 3 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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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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    For as long as I can remember, I have always been attracted to people of older age, it is not only because they can hold conversations that revolve around many differing topics...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 24

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    U1traViolet U1traViolet 26-30 5 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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    True I like girls that are younger and older
    Naughtythoughtss Naughtythoughtss 26-30, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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    Sometimes being fooled by love is worth the price. At least you know you're alive and capable of feeling, even if all you end up with is chest pain.
    afoolishheart afoolishheart 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 29

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    Photo of Richmond Park by E Joseph 2014Under the Influence of Love"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." ~~ 1 Corinthians 13: 13...
    vector8 vector8 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 20

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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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    honestly I know how it feels to want to find the right person who'll love you unconditionally and all... but I feel that focusing on searching only for that will drain someone and...
    romeo27 romeo27 13-15, M Aug 19

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    I had an affair with a married man who I believed loved me for 11 months. He was my best friend. He came to my Mothers grave with me, met my children, openly showed affection in...
    Faerylak Faerylak 31-35, F Aug 31

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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...
    Karmalama Karmalama 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 6 days ago

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    It's short and brief, I don't have a boy friend, and I believe love comes itself πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰ Looks don't matter for me, I do care about the personalities. I rather fall in love with...
    Martin7470 Martin7470 18-21, M 3 hrs ago

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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 5 days ago

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    September 19. Apologies. Sometimes, we act in a manner with which we are less than comfortable. That's human. That's why we have the words: "I'm sorry." They heal and bridge the...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 2 hrs ago

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    Look, in my opinion, the best thing you can do is find a person who loves you for exactly what you are. Good mood, bad mood, ugly, pretty, handsome, what have you, the right person...
    Raeyna Raeyna 46-50, 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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    I believe the only true form of love is the one a parent has for their offspring. I don't believe in love platonically as in friends, and I sure as **** don't believe in it...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 27

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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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    I think I have always believed that I am not a complete person, that my life is about making up for that, becoming 'better'. Life has seemed to me to be the task of becoming a...
    Angiethebrave Angiethebrave 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    Hey God...I'm writing this to you and only you...I've lost hope..again. ha this probably doesn't come as a surprise for you. I'm still angry at you for taking my mother away you...
    Xcinderella Xcinderella 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 29

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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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    '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...
    sum1ab sum1ab 46-50, F 12 hrs 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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