Can I Date My Best Friend’s Ex?

In the dating world, there are several rules that aren’t discussed openly. Whether or not you can date your best friend’s ex falls into this category of tricky dating questions.

If there were a black and white answer, it would be no. However, there are unique circumstances where it may be okay to date your best friend’s ex. They are:

  • Your best friend has said clearly, “I don’t care if you date my ex,” and you truly believe they meant it;
  • You asked your best friend if it was okay for you to date their ex, and they replied in the affirmative;
  • Their history as ex boyfriend and/or girlfriend is now longer than their actual relationship;
  • Your best friend is dating someone else seriously and it’s obvious they are over the ex in question.