Friends dating exes
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Atlanta, Georgia (CNN) -- "Would you be upset if a friend starting dating someone they knew you were once deeply in love with?
Editor's note: Audrey Irvine is a senior assignment manager for CNN.
Her experiences in the dating world inspire her "Relationship Rant" column.
That would mean I might run into one of them occasionally and see him look at my friend the same way he once looked at me.
My ex says she’s okay with it if we go out, but a couple of my girl friends tell me that I shouldn’t even consider asking her out, no matter what my ex-girlfriend says, so I’m not sure what to do. —TM, Los Angeles, California The straight man’s perspective: Chris Kennedy I’m not a big believer in having a lot of dating rules, but I do hold true to the Golden Dating Rule—do unto significant others as you’d have done to you. Not literally—I’m not recommending fetishes—but see things from her perspective on this.Even if someone isn’t your significant other anymore. I don’t care how over a girl I was, I’d have a pretty tough time if my ex started sleeping with my friend. And wouldn’t it burn you that the only reason they know each other is because of you? I don’t know how long your relationship was, but if it was of any significant time, this would be really awkward.Sure, you say you and your ex are friends now and talk all the time.From "he just doesn't get me" to "we're too different" to "why did we stay together THAT long," women tend to overanalyze past relationships.However, the one thing that seems to be the unwritten rule among us is that we would never even consider dating our friends' exes. But now I realize this rule really needs more thought, because I believe there are two factors to consider before answering my girlfriend's Facebook question.