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Old 11-05-2007, 09:46 AM
swede554 swede554 is offline
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Default Dating a poker pro- From the perspective of a non-playing girlfriend

My girlfriend keeps a blog on her Myspace page, and in her latest entry she wrote about how she feels about dating someone (me) that makes a living playing poker.

Here's the link to the blog if you want to read it (I told her I'd post it on here),

http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fu...ogID=325324163


Anyone got any good stories/advice concerning supportive (or non-supportive) girlfriends/wifes?
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Old 11-05-2007, 05:47 PM
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print that out and keep it so if you get married and she naggs you to stop you remind her [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 11-05-2007, 07:10 PM
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Are you a swede that has moved to the US? Is Mary also a swede? I see some things on the myspace page in swedish. Is that because she is swedish or because I am swedish?
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Old 11-05-2007, 08:43 PM
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Are you a swede that has moved to the US? Is Mary also a swede? I see some things on the myspace page in swedish. Is that because she is swedish or because I am swedish?

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I grew up in Gothenburg, but moved to the US when I was 14 in 1996. Mary's not swedish, I met her here. Not sure why you're seeing things on Myspace that are in swedish, but I'm guessing it's because you're probably looking at it from Sweden, and Myspace detects that.
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Old 11-05-2007, 09:34 PM
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I'm all in.

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no.
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Old 11-05-2007, 10:25 PM
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I'm all in.

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no.

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Yeah not the best finishing line. Keep in mind though that she doesn't play, so pretty much like everyone else that knows a few poker phrases but don't actually play, she'll use them in corny and non-funny ways in the eyes of most 2+2'ers.
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Old 11-06-2007, 01:14 AM
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Swede,

I've seen this movie before,

1. Starts off ranting on the net to a bunch of ppl (cry for help)

2. Naturally wants someone emotionally their for her, when shes available NOT when shes asleep.

3. Tired of it all, and u get the whole "its best to be friends for now" speech.

=)

gl!
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Old 11-06-2007, 02:23 AM
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good read op
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Old 11-08-2007, 01:43 AM
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I think girls that are worth the time wouldn't really mind what you do.. From the perspective of long-term, if you're a winning player, it has many advantages.. you're at home and have a flexible schedule, you're putting in less hours than a normal full-time job (unless you grind a ton or are a tourney player), financially it's more lucrative than most jobs coming out of College, you can save up enough in a short amount of time to invest for the future, etc..

Of course if you're a tourney player this could be different due to tournament schedules and time commitments
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Old 11-08-2007, 01:02 PM
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omg, dude, I don't want to sound like a complete [censored], maybe it's because I'm on a massive downswing which is eating away at my soul, but this sounds like some serious [censored] compensation. And that she has to put it on myspace is just asking for a night of drinks with her friends where they tell her that she needs to find someone who can spend more time with her. And she'll be like "no, no, no" and they'll be like "yes, yes, yes," and you're going to have to deal with a situation sooner than later.

Your gf sticking close to you, in substantial part, because she thinks you're hawt and because you are doing something of a maverick sort of nature, which is also kinduv hawt for her. She digs that. But just wait until she hits close to 30 and wants to get settled down and have her man around on a more regular basis. You may need to consider making poker PT and getting a FT job. Believe me - having an FT when you are on a massive cooler is kinduv nice. I hate it because I feel like I'm missing value bets / bluffs that could compensate for my cooler, and that is in part because I miss afternoon tourneys and can't keep as sharp as I want because of work, but there is always 2+2. Unless you win a big one, that is. Race to a major win before serious committment issues fall into place? lol

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