you meet a nice girl...

    • tofu22
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      (maybe somebody asked this before, but since i feel it's an important question for the survival of humans, i ask for your thoughts. say your kind of serious about poker - play at least a few hours per day:)

      you meet a nice girl/woman (whatever your preference) and you like her, and you kind of feel she likes you too. she starts this interview process, where one of the questions is: SO, WHAT DO YOU DO?

      1) you say: NO, I DON'T PLAY POKER!
      2) you put your best poker face on and stare blankly into the middle distance.
      3) you say: I PLAY POKER! and go on about it for hours...
      4) you say something else
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    • phantommm92
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      5) you say you work by the computer, if she doesn't ask more, everything is ok, otherwise you run, you run like hell :f_eek:

      if seriously if anyone asks i just say that i play poker and that i earn enough for myself

      just don't try to prove that you aren't a gambler, it's impossible, and obv deep inside you kind of are :coolface:
    • Atoks
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      Just be honest about it. If she doesn't react to it very well encourage her to ask u more about poker and hopefully u'll get to explain to her how it works and why it's a positive thing. If she won't want to find out more about poker from u well then u probably won't be missing much anyway. Narrow minded people are always problematic.
    • NightFrostaSS
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      We had a bit of discussion about it in my blog right here: I'mmmm too sexy for my blog, too sexy for my blog Some nice advices and the final conclusion for me was not to say it at the beginning, just go with computer stuff as phantomm said or in my case, just say it's a classified secret. :f_biggrin:

      Did put this in practice and am satisfied with the result. Also women like a bit of mystery around guys and it's fun to tease them this way. :f_biggrin:
    • Skraggy
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      If the girl is worth having she will not pass judgement on what you do for a living imo

      If I were playing poker for a living I would go for 4) I play poker for a living (but not go into too much detail unless she asks since to the average person too many details too fast tends to just be met with a blank confused look lol )
    • Fagin
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      If you like her - be open and honest. If you lie she will find out at some point and you'll lose her.

      If you don't like her - it don't matter what you say!
    • ghaleon
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      4) I would say that I play poker and follow with certain explanations if she asks or if I would get read that it is vital for FRS (future relationship simulation).
    • CallumN
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      I tell her I'm in the shipping business.
    • TurnitAce
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      noo don't tell her, just invent something..
      Some people when they hear "Poker" they think about casino-roulette-gambling-lose house-sell you kidney-sleep on streets.
      the time will come when you need to tell her but not in the interview process
    • mancikaa
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      I think you should never hide what you do and tell her everything about it.

      3 thing can happen:

      1, she thinks its gambling and she dont wants to get involved with a gambler --> its useless to try to proof her, she will never understand, she will hate it and you would just always argue about it. she would hate poker even more because she would think its more important for you. if this happens, forget the girl, wohrt nothing to try about it, another will come

      2, she dont knows too much about it, but she is open minden and wants to learn it, or at least understand it --> this is a good sign, but it can still happen she will missinterpret it. you should let her know its your "job", she should respect it. She can only respect it, if you give the same attention to her, and she dont has to feel that a dumb online game is more important in your life

      3, she knows what it is, maybe she even plays it, so you can have fun buy learning together --> BINGO :)

      if you go for not telling her at all, i think thats the worst. she will feel for sure dissapointed when she finds out, and if she sees you want to hide it, it will give her the impression that you have things to hide and it must be wrong if you cant tell it straight away

      I think no girl worth to argue about poker, beause most of them is just too dumb to unerstand what poker means, but if you find one who is open minded, than you should try to make her understand it even more, and than you have a good chance.

      I also dont like to be with a guy, when i can see he is hiding something before me, or i dont know nothing about it. if he would come up with that lets say he is a professional chess player, than for sure i would give him a chance to let me know what this means in real life. But this only of course, if the guy is hot enough :f_cool:
    • gxtwo
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      Originally posted by CallumN
      I tell her I'm in the shipping business.
      Whats do you ship?

      stacks! :megusta: :coolface:
    • FingersMalone
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      A tactic of managing expectations matched with a comparison works quite well.

      EG: she will have a leisure activity that may well do to excess. Discover what that is and tell her that for you, poker is like "insert comparison."

      Also, tell her that you have a friend in the Outer Hebrides that plays for 75 hours a week.

      Her expectations have thus been managed.
    • maheepsangari
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      Originally posted by CallumN
      I tell her I'm in the shipping business.
      :D
    • Alan883
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      You just have to say.....i am a fuckin Poker PRO babe.....and she is all yours.
    • NightFrostaSS
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      Originally posted by Alan883
      You just have to say.....i am a fuckin Poker PRO babe.....and she is all yours.
      works on sluts :f_biggrin:
    • CallumN
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      Just pull out a wad of fiddies and make it raiiiiiiiiiiiiin

    • derStud1986
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      Originally posted by NightFrostaSS
      Originally posted by Alan883
      You just have to say.....i am a fuckin Poker PRO babe.....and she is all yours.
      works on sluts :f_biggrin:
      yes, if you are a fish and a nl10 player I would say that you`re playing just for fun. But if you are playing NL100+ you will be the Man
    • METALzx
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      Tell her you are a stack trader
    • TetraQuark
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      Originally posted by CallumN
      Just pull out a wad of fiddies and make it raiiiiiiiiiiiiin

      muahahhaha :coolface:
    • UPAY4DINNER
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      Originally posted by CallumN
      I tell her I'm in the shipping business.
      The best by a country mile!