Strigo wrote:darkina wrote:There's a lot of fish in the ocean...
(what if I want that particular fish... )
Morto un Papa, se ne fa un altro
(when a Pope dies, a new one is elected - although this is not only used for lovers, but I've been told this a few times recently)
It reminds me of "A rey muerto, rey puesto" which means the same, but using kings, not Popes.
There is one similar in Sardinian :
Preìderu mortu, cadréa leàda = Dead priest, taken chair
(it means that when a priest dies, another takes his place)
Instead another proverb about new opportunities is :
Deus tàncat unu balcone e abérit una janna = God closes a window and opens a door