They met when their cars were parked together in the parking lot of Vegas’ Bellagio Casino.

Poker’s Liv Boeree is dating Kevin Macphee, and their combined poker winnings exceed .5m.

The highly successful Bertrand “Elk Y” Grospellier met his girlfriend in Seoul and, after two years of a long-distance relationship, asked her to move to Europe and take up professional poker alongside him.

Well, it’s fully possible such conversations take place.

We were unable to find out however, as accessing the chat room requires paying for a membership of $23.85 monthly.

There are people to whom poker is so important, that they couldn’t fathom dating anyone who didn’t appreciate their deep love for the game.

It is perhaps for this minority that poker dating is most appropriate.

After all, a good poker player is prepared to take risks and is a talented reader of people’s emotions. They’re focused and, although thrill-seeking, think before they act. Dating serious grinders means dealing and, in some cases, frequent travel. Nevertheless, there are plenty of successful poker couples to prove that it’s possible to beat the odds and enjoy long-term relationships with fellow grinders.

Poker pro and TV personality Kara Scott married Giovanni Rizzo, a poker lover, in 2013.

Unless a poker dating site has something truly unique and groundbreaking to offer singles, it will inevitably die out like so many similar sites before it. In fact, poker isn’t a main focus for the site at all – you don’t even need to fill in poker-related questions during the sign-up process.

As for filling in your profile page; there’s not much mention of poker there either.

The concept of poker dating is based on the notion that, if online casinos are booming with business, there must surely be a market in milking the social potential of its growing community. Though most poker sites offer some kind of social forum or chat room through which to engage with players in a non-competitive manner, the focus on romance has never quite been there.

So why do sites like All-In Love and Poker Mates gain popularity for a while, before eventually dying out and going offline?

Sure, dating someone with a similar hobby makes perfect sense – .