If your ex has moved on with someone else or is no longer emotionally or physically invested in your relationship, proceed.
PLUS: The Time My Ex Boyfriend Stalked Me You haven’t had any contact with your ex for an extended period of time. If you and your ex exchange quick birthday/holiday messages over Facebook, moving forward with a “mutual friend” shouldn’t be a problem. You aren’t asking them for permission, you are simply letting them know that you are dating someone new who just so happens to be their friend.
Is it ok if you met your friend’s ex a certain number of years after the initial relationship or is it just completely off limits for life?
We feel the rules may vary and each situation is different but here is a guideline that may help you determine if it’s safe to proceed.
We're told the new couple isn't yet "that serious" ...
And when they do and people find out, there's hell to pay. Their relationship was also fun for me because I got to get to know Rex better.
The first rule of girl code is to never, ever, under any circumstances, date your best friend's ex. He became a close friend of mine, and it wasn't uncommon for the three of us to hang out.
Or worse, it will force you to leave your regular lunch table. A few years back, my best friend Jessica* started dating Rex*.
All girls know it's wrong, yet some (like me, unfortunately) do it anyway. They were great together, and everyone could see that.