Rules when dating a friend
If you have the option of telling your friend and this is the right way if it is safe for you tell them as soon as possible.
It is much more hurtful for the friend to hear that you are seeing their ex via other friends or the grapevine or at the local pub/disco!
First of all before we go about how you manage dating your friend’s ex, lets look at time frames.
At least give it a cooling off period before you make that move of asking your friend’s ex out.
You need to leave it at least a couple of months for this period of potential re-engagement to pass.
The next thing is do you ask the best friend or friend how they feel about you dating their ex?
Remember providing you feel safe, it is probably best letting them know since they will find out, one way or the other eventually.
If they are worth it and ethical they will understand! So how long should you leave it until you make a move. After all ex’s often get back together again within weeks of “breaking up“.
The research was commissioned by MTV to celebrate the launch of their new dating show, Single AF.
Dating expert Annabelle Knight said, “More people are turning to love online, which means the rules of dating seem to be more complicated than ever.” “It’s no longer about flowers and first kisses but direct messages, profile pictures and social media ‘stalking’.
Try and organize a public place, a cafe or a pub where the two of you can meet and discuss in a private corner what is taking place.
Do not in any circumstances meet up at one or the other’s apartment or house.