I have known my best friend for 11 years. We generally go through the same things at the same times, including breakups and new relationships. But there are definitely some rules for dating my best friend. I know everything about her.
Reader's Dilemma: Will Dating My Best Friend's Brother Ruin Our Relationship?
The New Rules for Dating After 40
Lots of people have told me unequivocally that they would never date a friend's ex. They wholeheartedly believe that it's wrong, disrespectful, and if a friend did that to them, they'd never talk to that person again. They believe this is something everybody knows, that they're just following the rules. What I've noticed, though, is that every person I've heard espouse this worldview was straight. This rule is almost never stated or enforced among queer communities. If you're gay, you will almost inevitably date a friend's ex at some point.
7 Crucial Rules for Dating Your Friend's Ex
Finding a great guy to date nowadays seems impossible for some women, so when she finds what seems like the perfect guy, she should go for it, right? What to do?! A girlfriend of mine found herself in this predicament. She had known him for years and he was a great friend of the family.
I was so bad that my friend was cool with it! He said he appreciated me being upfront about it and just telling him what was going on. He ended up coming between our friendship, and I don't think it will ever be what it was. I tried to talk to her about it, and put our friendship how again, but it was too late. When you're in any new relationship, keep yourself aware of your brother's friends.