Is it OK to date your best friend’s ex?
There are no actual rules when it comes to dating a friend’s ex, but it does require exercising some common sense. If you happen to be attracted to a friend’s ex, it warrants common sense and social sensitivity. Have a conversation with your friend first, so they are not taken by surprise.
A lot of people can fake strength!!! Don’t just listen to what they say, read emotions. Anyone can say, ‘I don’t care if you date my ex,’ but you need to listen for sincerity. Indifference is the opposite of love.”
You should first determine if your friend and their ex have broken up or if they are on a break. Because if they have a history of breaking up and getting back together, you could be ruining a future for them.
Time heals all wounds. Make sure that there is an adequate time interval after your best friend’s breakup and your new relationship. The more time you give, the less the pain for them.
However, a typical friendship would entail you to have lived vicariously through your best friend’s relationships. You have always been there for your best friend. Wouldn’t dating their ex feel like a violation of your conscience?
Dating your best friend ex is the ultimate betrayal of friendship. Mostly your best friend will not be okay with the fact that you are dating his or her ex. This is imperative because nothing is worse than finding out that the two of you were sneaking around behind your friend’s back
Also, do what makes you happy and deal with the consequences later. If this fresh start makes you happy and you are willing to risk stepping down on the friendship ladder and face the probable repercussions, then, by all means, go ahead.
If you date your best friend ex you were never a best friend!!!
Written by tatenda