Dating your friends ex ok
I was upset about his apparent hang up until I realized that this super cute guy had more issues than a subscription to Mad magazine.
People think it’s always the friend who will wig out if you date her ex, but sometimes it’s the ex himself! Maybe If you talk to your friend and she’s really ok with you double dipping in her dating pool, then I say it’s fine.
“This is not an episode of Friends where everything seems to magically work out, despite love triangle after love triangle,” says Valmont. It's fun while it lasts, but the devastation it leaves after is not so pleasant.” So maybe step back from Sally, and go find a Jane, or Becky, or anyone else that isn't your friend's ex.
“I hate the old cliché 'plenty more fish in the sea' but there really are more women out there,” says Callow.
“You should avoid this whole scenario unless you feel very strongly that your friend’s ex is your ultimate soul mate,” says Atwood.
“As guys, we often say we're OK with the situation to put on a brave face, when really we're anything but,” adds Callow.
“Any hesitation or lack of certainty in your friend's tonality? Even if you really like the girl, “if your friend isn't cool with it, I'd still recommend holding back.” At the end of the day, dating a friend's ex is going to be tricky territory all around. If you can't, be prepared for potential complications and be realistic that you might lose a good buddy.
If it’s a great match, it’s a great match.” Still, it’s best to proceed with caution.
Martenson advises “letting things dissipate a bit” before making your move.“If they begin to date the woman you were seeing, it can feel like an extra knife in the back. My rule of thumb is that it's fine unless it is a very good friend.