The last thing you want to do is burn your bridges with those who will continue to support you and be around you the longest,” explains Callow.“You can try to handle it like an adult, being open and honest – but you will go down a notch on the friendship ladder,” agrees Nana Wereko-Brobby, director of Social Concierge, a London dating service.Editor's note: Audrey Irvine is a senior assignment manager for CNN.Her experiences in the dating world inspire her "Relationship Rant" column.But if you think that dating your friend's ex can lead to something fruitful, well, then that risk might be worth it. But make sure that the previous love connection is completely done away with.
During the conversation, pay attention to your friend's non-verbal communication.“This is not an episode of Friends where everything seems to magically work out, despite love triangle after love triangle,” says Valmont. It's fun while it lasts, but the devastation it leaves after is not so pleasant.” So maybe step back from Sally, and go find a Jane, or Becky, or anyone else that isn't your friend's ex.“I hate the old cliché 'plenty more fish in the sea' but there really are more women out there,” says Callow. Now if it's totally killing for your friend that you are dating his ex, trust us, it's not worth it and it's plain inhuman.Just because you have found a new love interest, you should not let go of the friendship you have cherished for so long.