Dating a friend’s ex—or an ex’s friend—is a sticky ethical situation, but it doesn’t have to be life-shattering when approached with caution.It could be a disaster and the kind of fantasy that should never, ever come true—or, if it’s done right, totally fine and fun for all parties.Twist adds that even though venturing into a sex thing with a friend’s former love interest can end up being “old wine in a new bottle,” jealousy and possessiveness are never cute, regardless of the circumstances.It all comes down to honesty, communication, and comfort level.
They’re both happy dating other people and there’s no jealousy. As much as it might feel like this person who ostensibly was a significant part of your life should still somehow be yours forever and ever and ever, it’s unfair—and unrealistic—to try and lay claim to someone's future dating life just because things didn’t work out."I hear this [concern] more from men towards their man friends regarding their female ex-partners," Dr. "It tends to sound territorial, and possessive regarding their ex- as if they 'own' who their ex can date." Dr.A few summer ago, I had a life-altering, maddening crush on a woman who wasn’t into me and ended up dating another friend within our circle.
As much as it sucked that someone I really liked didn’t feel the same, they’re both friends whom I love immensely, and I don’t own them.
I’m not saying go ahead and jump your friend’s ex right now.