Two Plus Two Publishing LLC Two Plus Two Publishing LLC

Go Back   Two Plus Two Poker Forums > >

General Poker Discussion Discussion of other uncategorized topics related to poker.

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-28-2017, 04:08 AM   #151
Carpal \'Tunnel
LektorAJ's Avatar
Join Date: May 2014
Location: none
Posts: 7,757
Re: Relationships & Poker; do they & can they coexist?

Interesting Katie, I partly agree.

Originally Posted by katie75013 View Post
People understand having or doing all those things you've mentioned above a hell of a lot better than poker. For most people, poker is gambling and that's a tough part of a relationship to accept.
This is true, but for the kind of people who become poker players, "most people" would be completely unsuitable as partners for all kinds of reasons (here I'm also thinking about people I know who afaik have never got into the game but have that way of analysing the world). If you're an outsider yourself you can't be married to an embodiment of the generic societal average and if poker helps ward that off it's a good thing in the long run for both parties. I just think that in a pairing like that, if it isn't poker it will be something else.

I think you're right though that, for the majority of people, being a "military wife" is a known quantity (also known and understood by the wife's peer group) which makes the situation more tolerable.

Originally Posted by katie75013 View Post
Someone with a career in the navy doesn't result in spending hours in the casino and coming home -$1k...same thing with fishing or mining. Poker def has unique aspects to it that make relationships especially tricky.
Of course they can come back dead (though the risk compared to other jobs is perhaps exaggerated in the public mind).

But to address the financial point, for many not so large businesses, losing $1K in a day is normal. Some businesses lose $1K every time it rains and they have fewer customers than average. Obviously in the long run the weather, like the cards, evens out. Certainly (commercial) fishermen can put to sea and come back having not caught what they needed to break even, can find the catch has spoiled or the market isn't there at the price/volume they wanted to sell. Outside the governmental/military payroll, real life is played for pretty high stakes.

Poker players need to pay themselves a wage based on the stakes they are playing and rolled for, and shouldn't give running commentary on short-term fluctuations in "business-money" any more than businessmen would be advised to do so.
LektorAJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2018, 12:20 AM   #152
felixxx1021's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Spewtard City
Posts: 216
Re: Relationships & Poker; do they & can they coexist?

Originally Posted by oakley77 View Post
I think girls finding boyfriends that are accepting will be a lot easier than finding a girlfriend who is accepting for a variety of reasons
Totally agree with that
felixxx1021 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2021, 01:45 AM   #153
Join Date: Jul 2021
Posts: 10
Re: Relationships & Poker; do they & can they coexist?

yes, dm me ladies
jpoeo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2021, 05:15 AM   #154
Lockerl71's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Croatia
Posts: 296
Re: Relationships & Poker; do they & can they coexist?

funny fact: since I play staked by a stable ordinary people right away accept that playing poker can be a solid job (after explaining to them how a stable operates), when I played on my own it was mostly fruitless to try to "sell" them poker as a job

=> workaround for players on their own might be: play staked for some time, so you can tell to people that u used to play staked, explain them how stable work, they accept it as a job, and then say that now u are playing on your own

Last edited by Lockerl71; 07-26-2021 at 05:21 AM.
Lockerl71 is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:47 PM.

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2008-2020, Two Plus Two Interactive