Tell your friend about your intentions, and ask him if there's any way you can make the process easier for him. Inherently, it's a selfish thing. Over the last couple of weeks, I've been hanging out with a close friend's ex-girlfriend, platonically, after we ran into each other at Starbucks. Will he be able to handle this? It's a fun illusion, which, if pursued, might reveal a great relationship, or might not. I found out about this the hard way, in a similar situation. The problem is, my friend had a deep relationship with this girl, and I think he's still kind of in love with her.
Yes, you may as many people tend to get completely wrapped up in your own feelings and give the middle finger to anyone who tries to tell you otherwise, but if one of your besties decided to start humping your ex, would you be supportive or forgiving?
Is it OK to Date Your Friend’s Ex?
You get a new and even prettier girlfriend, or hang out with your friends more, or get into jiu jitsu or knitting. Friends having beers iStock. Ultimately, dating a friend's ex is inadvisable. If you feel fluttery every time you talk to a pretty girl, keep that in mind. Julie Peirano More Articles March 22,