Can you date your friend's ex?

Nigeria
April 15, 2011 5:29pm CST
i have never thought about it before but...Can I?.Am not sure whether i have an answer yet.so anyone...Can You do it?
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12 responses
• United States
19 Apr 11
It is not advisable because it could cause a little misunderstanding between you and your friend
@ally12 (1204)
• Philippines
17 Apr 11
Oh sorry I forgot to answer your exact question, but my answer is yes.
@ally12 (1204)
• Philippines
17 Apr 11
My husband was an ex of a friend of mine in high school.. and their relationship ended years years ago. Anyway when i started dating my husband it wasnt known to me that they really been together. My husband just told me when we were already married with kid. And I never cared at all. We are married already and I got no time at all to think if I ever stepped on anyones toes.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
16 Apr 11
When two people are no longer seeing each other who they date is up to them. it may feel awkward to date your frien's ex. you may be worried about how your friend will feel about you if you are with someone they once cared about. i don't see why it should not date the ex of a friend. their relationship is over but it may be something new and exciting in your life.
@chiyosan (30204)
• Philippines
16 Apr 11
Well i think you can date your friend's ex, but for me, maybe you shouldnt. Out of complication, just to stay away from any more trouble.
• United States
16 Apr 11
It all depends on how it ended and why. If there ain't nothing holding you guys back, there shouldnt be a problem. Hopeflly time and circumstances helpped you both to increase your love and knowledge of how to react to things that maybe before, made you fall apart. If he/she is your love and you guys are free for the go, then take the risk..but make sure the risk is worth taking it...
• India
16 Apr 11
Well, I would like to say that everything depends on you. If you don't care what other people thinks and care, and you only listen to your heart then you can date your friends' ex. if you have feelings for the friend's ex whom you can't date for your friend why would not you grab the opportunity ? Maybe this may hurt your friend and friendship may get affected but you may get a new lover. There could be many friends but only one lover. But at the same it you need to decide who is more important in your life. That decision can seal the fate. So if heart wants a lover or date a handsome guy/hot gal why won't you take it ? You can convince your friends too. If your friend can date why couldn't you ? All depends on you and ypur friends. You can sacrifice your friend or your desire. Your choice. Good Luck.
• China
16 Apr 11
Definitely no. No matter how they break, I will not consider him. In this case I would rather have friend than love.
• United States
16 Apr 11
No, I would never date a friend's ex plus, I'm not even interested in any of my friends ex's... my friends and I all have different taste in men (thankfully)!
• Philippines
15 Apr 11
I think the only answer to this is to ask your friend first if you can date their ex. If your feel that your friend is still hung up with his ex, then please don't do it. It will only cause unnecessary tension between you and your friend. There is a saying Bros' before hos' right. It is an unspoken rule between friends. You should be sensitive enough to feel the situation. And if you still can't figure it out, just ask. When in doubt always ask.
• United States
15 Apr 11
I have an unspoken rule and that is I do not. Reason why I don't is because it would make my friend and my relationship strain. I would value my friendship and doing so means some rather uncomfortable moments. I don't know how hanging out together would fit. See if I date someone I would want to share happy moments I have with the person I am dating along with my friends.
@clocks123 (1228)
• United States
15 Apr 11
it would be uncomfortable for your friend if you dated his ex. he or she may want to forget them and you being there friend, may cause problems. if i were you i would date other people. best to you.