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Bonny Albo

Is It Ever Okay To Date Your Best Friends Ex?

By December 2, 2010

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I recently wrote a dating FAQ that covers this question (Can I Date My Best Friend's Ex?), but whether you can date your best friends ex and whether or not you should date your best friends ex are two completely different things - a fact which was pointed out to me recently by an ex of my own. For me, sometimes it really doesn't matter and I am nothing but thrilled to see an ex has moved on both successfully and happily. Yet others... others I would have a hard time with.

What about you? Do you think it is okay to date your best friends ex? To choose an answer, click on the appropriate link:

December 17, 2007 at 7:23 pm
(1) gamblert says:

No it is not!

December 18, 2007 at 5:51 pm
(2) Cohort says:

It’s never black or white. I had a friend who dumped our friendship, dumped her man, and he and I ended up falling in love. Now, she pretends to care and its apparently taboo? She lost out on both accounts and we are happy, and we certainly don’t need to apologize for it, nor do we worry about her – she can go be happy with new friends and new men.

December 9, 2010 at 11:49 am
(3) Myra says:

I think dating my bestfriend’s ex is inappropriate on so many levels.
Some acts simply should not be commited. I disagree. Beside’s, I wouldn’t want to sleep with someone my bestfriend slept with.

December 20, 2010 at 10:29 am
(4) Samuel says:

What if this friend happens to visit me and gets me with his/ her ex, guess what next? probably a disaster will evolve and sothe end yet this could have been the best friend i have ever had! this is totally a betayal therefore, i completely disagree because he/she will automatically think i am the causer of their seperation. why take this blame?

May 7, 2013 at 9:50 am
(5) Emma says:

I’m dating my best friends ex but the thing is is that she broke up with him because she got bored of him and moved on to a guy she had been flirting with the entire relationship. And her “ex” didnt even know it was happening. She dumped him and we just started talking and turns out we have more in common than they did. So id think its wrong on all levels. My opinion

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