Can't Win If You Don't Play, But Don't Be Afraid To Fold EitherHere'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 interests, a desire to spend time together, good communication and mutual understanding, amoung the many other aspects that go into a relationship.
I don't think anyone wants to invest that much hope and energy in something so wonderful, only to witness its crash and burn. When there are too many uncertainties it's difficult to gage how 'good' a hand you have. I know that many, many of us -- myself included -- have played our cards, lost, and wondered why we didn't wait for a better opportunity to win.
That's not to say that putting everything on the line on a risky bet can't pay off. As often as it doesn't, I reckon there are times when taking a big chance like that does work. Fortune, or whatever, sometimes smiles upon us.
Anything that is a gamble involves risk, of course. Like, getting in the car to drive to work every day is a gamble, too. When the risk is as big as love, the reward is enormous, but so is the loss if things don't work. It never hurt to get a feel for the other pla
While love is a gamble worth taking, understanding the game (and I use the term loosely) and being a good pla