Ladies of PokerStars

Talk Love And Money

How to balance your relationship ranges.

“My boyfriend and I started playing at the same time, so he totally understands where I’m coming from.” – Fatima Moreira de Melo

PokerStars reached out to their Facebook fans and had them submit questions for the Women of PokerStars. What came back was people wanting to know how some of the top female pros balance life and love in the game of poker.

“How do you mix poker and love?”

The ladies took to The Notebook that is the PokerStars Blog to dish some juicy advice on how to keep that balance between Rounders and romance.

Here’s a couple selections for you:

Liv Boeree

There’s no definitive answer to this. Do whatever you feel works for you and whomever you’re fortunate enough to meet. If you fall in love, that’s great. If you don’t, that’s fine too. The two things can mix well and can also cause problems, like almost all great things in life! Don’t worry too much about it either way.

Read: Ask The Pros: Mixing Love And Poker

Natalie Hof

In my opinion, it’s very important to share some interests in a relationship. Thank goodness my boyfriend is also playing poker. But to be totally honest with you, I try to avoid talking too much with him about hand histories and strategy. We are only playing Sundays or live events together, so the rest of our time it’s just a normal relationship with other activities.

Natalie is not impressed

Celina Lin

I need a person who loves me as a poker player, but I also make the time to be available outside of poker.

So if you are looking for love in all the wrong places (e.g. the poker table) perhaps these smart ladies can give you some helpful hints on how to find and keep a relationship together in the face of a four-bet.

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