Is It Ok To Date Someone Your Friend Dated?
Audrey Irvine- Contributor
"Would you be upset if a friend starting dating someone they knew you were once deeply in love with?"
However, the one thing that seems to be the unwritten rule among us is that we would never even consider dating our friends' exes. This is never discussed; it's just understood.
But there are two ex-boyfriends who hold a special place in my heart because even though I know it could never work between us, I recognize the impact we each had in each other's lives. I would be happy if they found new happiness, but it would be too odd if it were with a close friend of mine. That would mean I might run into one of them occasionally and see him look at my friend the same way he once looked at me.
Even if you're no longer with the person who you once thought to be the love of your life, how could you stomach that person being with your friend? Regardless of how much each of you has moved on, there is always that bittersweet feeling of what could have been. You don't want them back, but you don't want to keep being reminded of what could have been.