So many times we get into debates whether it is right to date an exes friend after you broke up. While that may seem like taboo, it does not have to be. When you and your ex decide that you no longer want the relationship and have talked things through with closure, then you are free to do as you please. Dating and exes friend can be hard because they are still friends, but sometimes in life we are introduced to people through choices we make and people we date.
Avoiding the awkwardness in this can be hard but if you are two mature people you can make it work. The heart sometimes does not give you a choice when it comes to who you have feeling for.
My advice on this would be to keep dating to yourself. Let the friend you are dating now know that he or she does not have to talk about the relationship to the other friend. Don’t bring up the past and compare this friend to your ex. Find new things to do together that keep you making your own memories together that are very different from the ones you created with your ex. Don’t ask about your ex. If you are going to do this right, you need to focus on the new relationship and the reasons you chose to put all on the line and date one another.
It is not rare that many find happier relationships after a breakup with someone they knew from the ex. After all in that time you spent with the ex you were introduced to many of their friends and family. It is highly likely you did connect with some of them that you were not expecting. Sometimes God places people in your life for a reason and for a season. Sometimes that is to find the true love you have been looking for through the acquaintance of someone else. When you and your ex find happiness in a new relationship then you can move on and even eventually be friends again if the friend you are dating of theirs now works out.
Don’t limit yourself on possibilities just because you are afraid of what people might think especially your ex. They are an ex for a reason. Love is about emotional connection and finding someone that gets you. Sometimes as weird as that is, you find that in someone you least expected. Someone that unfortunately is friends with your ex!