Dating friends ex gf

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Several of my divorced friends in New York City, where I live, described to me that over the years they have been matched up (through introductions, internet dating sites, and serendipity) with potential partners who were once married to someone they knew.

A woman I'm acquainted with is happily married to the ex husband of a former friend of hers.

In their particular circumstances, Angie had been divorced for five years and Brian had not spoken to his old friend in over a decade.

The men had been colleagues once, but that was many years back.

I asked quite a few people this question, and most said they would be okay if their ex was dating an acquaintance.

Everyone said they'd be terribly upset if it was a good friend.

Apparently Angie's divorce was not an amicable one, and her ex was infuriated with both of them.

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In my opinion, the exes of best friends or really good friends are completely off limits. Why cause pain to someone you care about and who cares about you in return? No one needs this level of drama; life is complex enough.

While this might make for some awkward conversation in the beginning, it doesn't have to be a deal-breaker.

The same thing can happen even if you live in a large city.

Consider taking the high road by addressing the situation directly with the acquaintance prior to getting involved with their ex.

(As well as, obviously, addressing the situation directly with the person you want to be dating.) In the case of Brian and Angie, Brian did call his old friend to communicate his intentions.

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