Breaking “The Code”: Is It Ever Okay To Date Your Friend’s Ex?

April 20, 2013  |  

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When it comes to dating your friend’s ex, most of us know “The Code.”  It’s that Girl Code that contains the unspoken rule that dating your friend’s ex is TOTALLY out of the question. He’s off limits…period. But are there any “loopholes” when it comes to this “rule?” For example, what if they dated in high school and you’re now 40 years old and your best friend is married to another amazing guy? What then? Is it okay to go after a friend’s ex after a certain amount of time has passed?

Dating is hard, and when there are slim pickin’s, it’s not easy to just toss a good guy aside. If there is a genuine interest, a real chemistry and a feeling deep in your heart telling you that he might be The One, are you supposed to ignore that because of the “Code?” Or…do you follow your heart,friendship be damned? It’s tricky, but not unheard of. If you have your sights set on your friend’s ex, consider these things before you break the “Code.”

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