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Dating a Friend's Ex

Have You Dated a Friend's Ex?

Groups of friends can be incestuous. If you stay in a circle long enough, you're likely to date a friend's ex or vice versa. In fact, my friend attended Thanksgiving with not only her ex-boyfriend, but also her good friend, who is also his ex. So it can work, but it's tricky territory.


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Stacey-Cakes Stacey-Cakes 6 years
Hooked up with... sure, especially in college. But seriously dated...no way!
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 6 years
In high school it happened all the time. My best friend dated my ex, I dated her other ex and she wanted to bonk my partner before I got there. It never caused a rift in our friendship.
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 6 years
In high school it happened all the time. My best friend dated my ex, I dated her other ex and she wanted to bonk my partner before I got there.It never caused a rift in our friendship.
c4rolin3 c4rolin3 6 years
no - sisters before misters!!!!i'd never do this to any of my friends - whether it was a serious relationship or a hook up x to me saying 'they just hooked up and so did we' is kind of icky x i think a group of girls who can do this to each other aren't really good enough friends, of course boys don't care - but to me if you can treat your girlfriends this way, you're not 100% trustworthy x i think it's bad to even go after a guy your friend quite finds attractive and hasn't even got with yet - whether she doesn't have a chance but you do - my girls are always the number one priority in my life
c4rolin3 c4rolin3 6 years
no - sisters before misters!!!! i'd never do this to any of my friends - whether it was a serious relationship or a hook up x to me saying 'they just hooked up and so did we' is kind of icky x i think a group of girls who can do this to each other aren't really good enough friends, of course boys don't care - but to me if you can treat your girlfriends this way, you're not 100% trustworthy x i think it's bad to even go after a guy your friend quite finds attractive and hasn't even got with yet - whether she doesn't have a chance but you do - my girls are always the number one priority in my life
janneth janneth 6 years
There was this very cute guy Junior year in high school. My friend A was dating him. They broke up. Then I dated him. We broke up. Then the sister of my friend A started dating him, and married him! So A's ex became her brother-in-law.
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 6 years
Unfortunately, yes. In life, you have to learn that some things are simply stupid to do.
juicebox07 juicebox07 6 years
Yes, I have, and I'm still with him 3 years later. He was only with her about a week though. She was pretty upset, but she got over it.
mix-tape mix-tape 6 years
I have not dated a friend's ex, but a friend's pseudo crush. I felt bad about it, but I didn't know she liked him at the time. It was a bit awkward for a while once I found out, but it worked itself out in due time. I wouldn't date an ex though.
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 6 years
Never. It's an unwritten law with my friends and me... don't date eachother's exes. But that's my <i>real</i> friends. With acquaintances, it might be a little different.
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 6 years
Never. It's an unwritten law with my friends and me... don't date eachother's exes. But that's my real friends. With acquaintances, it might be a little different.
KadBunny KadBunny 6 years
I would never. We don't have the same taste in guys anyway. I think it's only acceptable if the s/he and the friend weren't remotely serious anyway.
MissSushi MissSushi 6 years
I haven't and don't think i would if i were single, espeacially if the friend had ever confided anything about the relationship. I'm just not comfortable with it.
lauraxtc lauraxtc 6 years
Nope. Never go there.
lauraxtc lauraxtc 6 years
Nope. Never go there.
totygoliguez totygoliguez 6 years
I would never do that. Friends exes are off limits, period.
roseate roseate 6 years
A friend is currently dating my ex, and started doing so without saying a word to me about it. She knew I was not over him. I should say former friend, because we are not on good terms now.
Daisy-Duke Daisy-Duke 6 years
because Ken has plastic briefs on underneath :)
Entertainment Entertainment 6 years
Hey now — why is Ken the only one allowed to wear a bathing suit?
Lyv Lyv 6 years
Yes and no! My friends and I are very much into the same, slightly rare type of guy - long-haired, metal-loving & preferably gorgeous - and our city is not exactly huge (400,000 people). So we don't mind hooking up with the same guys at all. UNLESS there was a serious relationship or strong feelings envolved, in that case they're off-limits obviously.
PirateKitty PirateKitty 6 years
Not since 8th grade, yes that pic is phenomenal!
oohsexypenguin oohsexypenguin 6 years
Never. There are more than enough men in the world to date, why go after a friend's ex?
tlsgirl tlsgirl 6 years
Just once. It didn't work out, but not because of that. We talked about it and she was okay with it, so I went for it. That said, they hadn't been together long so the situation wasn't so awkward. I've also had friends date my ex, and again, not a long-term thing, but it was always fine with me. I would probably feel differently if the relationship had been really serious though.
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