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3 reasons never to date your friend's ex

20 January 2016, 17:49 Agnes Murii

The debate of whether or not you should date your friend's ex has no end in sight. Some feel it is ok, while others feel it is just awkward. No matter how you put it, dating a friend's ex is just messy. If he is an ex because he dumped your friend, then dating him will create hard feelings.

Here are reasons why you should not:

1. Your friend could not be over him

If your friend is totally over his ex, has no romantic feelings for him and wouldn't mind being around the two of you socially, that could work. But the reality is that is just too weird and uncomfortable for most people. And besides, it takes a long time to get over someone especially if you had dated for pretty long. Emotions take a while to heal so it is unlikely that the friend is going to be ok with it.

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2. You could be branded an opportunist

If you decide to date your friend's ex, be ready to grapple with criticism. Not everyone will understand you fell in love with your friend's ex out of genuine reasons. There are people who might think that you are the reason they broke up. That said, you have to be ready to carry the burden of guilt. Plus you have to keep on explaining to people why you are dating you friend's ex.

3. You risk losing your friendship

If you decide to pursue your friend's ex, be prepared to lose the friendship. Most people are highly uncomfortable with these kind of situations. Seeing you together is going to be hurtful to her and remind her of the pain she went through when they split. It is best to look for love somewhere else.

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