Is love a game

Does it have to do with gambling?

No. One of the reasons for this is that the proverb also has the reverse meaning of »bad luck in love, luck in play«. However, when it is gambling related, singles are likely to have far greater success at online casinos like Mr Green. However, there is no empirical data on this.

In addition, neither the origin nor the origin of the proverb is exactly known, which in turn raises the question of the extent to which gambling could be an issue. For example, the "luck in the game" variant could refer to happiness at home.

Despite all the uncertainty about origin, origin and time reference, the proverb shows clear rules:

greed - if you want everything, you will never get everything. There is only one thing to do.

decision - you have to choose. If you are looking for luck in the game, you will have bad luck in love, as there is no longer any room for it. Luck in love, on the other hand, brings bad luck into play - for which there is less time or inclination.

The lack of clarity of the proverb could be due to the various translations that it has been able to experience over the centuries. Perhaps some translations would also be clearer as it applies to men and women?

Design for women

Unfortunately, the saying still applies to women today. Not because they see it that way, but because the masculine mindset does not necessarily allow women to bet two pieces on victory at the same time.

If the proverb is understood to mean that "happiness in love" envisages a relationship and possibly children and "bad luck in the game" means a woman's career, then there are clear parallels:

Happiness in love - Women of »childbearing« age know the problem of being denied jobs because, theoretically, they could have offspring. If there is still a partner and thus a current love, it becomes even more difficult. This view does not only come from the business world, but is also lived in the private and family environment of many women to this day.

Bad luck in the game - this is the career kink or the end of a career as soon as there is a happy new generation. The view that child-rearing and careers work, which is only slowly declining, stands in the way of women.

Fortunately, the point of view is gradually changing. Ironically, the changed point of view creates an interesting reverse conclusion, because men are now confronted with a career turnaround and professional problems when they take parental leave for themselves.

Design for men

As already indicated, the interpretation for women can sometimes also apply to men. While a career woman does not fulfill her maternal duties in the interpretation, a man neglects his professional duties when he takes care of the child. Nevertheless, there are other design options:

Happiness in love - the man found his love. This in turn can consist of a person, but also a passion or job. Many professional athletes describe the sport as their love.

Bad luck in the game - love is in the foreground, there is no more room for games. A man in a relationship no longer sees other women, an athlete concentrates on his performance, if his career stands for passion, it is turned towards it.

If you turn the proverb around, you get an interesting result: Because now the game (women, gambling, career) is in the foreground, so that there is no more room for love - or it flows away because you lose everything.

Conclusion - applicable to life

The adage, no matter how it is turned, can be applied to gambling, but it is more of a wisdom of life. It often suits women, but this is due to society and their views, not to women. This can already be proven by the reactions men receive on parental leave.