Dating mates ex
If there was a black and white answer, it would be that you don’t date the ex.
It can damage a friendship and hurt those involved greatly, yet if done with honesty, clear communication, respect and understanding, you can get over that hurdle and pursue that someone who just might be perfect for you. The dating department is a complicated one and all these unwritten rules of dating an ex can sometimes get overwhelming when all you really follow is your heart.
By virtue of having been in a relationship, an individual is communicating they have “desirable” romantic characteristics (these have appealed to at least one person previously) and you can be confident there is something about them that is appealing.
In a sense the previous partners of a person are “endorsing” them, or attesting to their romantic competence.
And that created a whole shitshow of drama and insecurity for me. While I wouldn't mind seeing my ex go hook up and be happy with a stranger, there is an undeniable sting when it's with someone you know. Maybe if we didn't have the capacity to feel jealousy and insecurity, we could all just have a big happy orgy.
It didn't feel good worrying if he would trade in our friendship just for a forbidden make out with my best friend. And I don't think you should ever apologize or justify that sting.
This is essential in sustaining your friendship by keeping continuous trust and honesty between you two.
With communicating, you’re considering their feelings and making sure nothing is too awkward between the both of you.
Researchers in this study found regardless of if you did the dumping or if you were the one who was dumped, if you were friends with your ex before your relationship, you were more likely to remain friends after the relationship ended.Research has found people with relationship experience, all else being equal, tend to be more romantically desirable than people without relationship experience.