So tread forward with caution if they both say it was just a fling but if one person seems hesitant, leave it alone. This is tricky and we’ve seen this suspense, drama, thriller movie play out especially when it’s new, fun, and forbidden.
Often times, it doesn’t end well however unless you have both of their blessings, which is rare.
If this ex was someone that was a fling, a relatively short-term relationship and not the former love of her life, we would say proceed and see where things go...
Sometimes when there’s unfinished business and both are still single, dating the ex will just make things messy all around but if they have tried every way from Sunday and both eventually said, I’m over it, the ex could be fair game.
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?
Their ex may be an option depending on how you met them.
I loaded up the back of my dad’s Prius with a hamper full of clothes, a Costco’s supply of mac and cheese, some photo albums filled with high school memories, and a few new pieces of clothing that would more accurately depict the new “me” I wanted college to create.
In the passenger seat was my high school boyfriend.
However if you’re still hanging often with the friend and this person will be reintroduced to the same circle, it might not be worth the uncomfortable times that lie ahead with everyone involved.
Overall, we agree it is a case-by-case situation and you should tread lightly.