Dating a freind

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We had a shared history, our siblings adored each other and we even went on a few joint-family vacations.Having personally experienced both the positives and the negatives of dating a friend, I’ll say this: there are few things more precious than a friendship that becomes more than a friendship, but there are also few things more painful than losing a romantic relationship and a friendship simultaneously. To commemorate the end of Friendship Month at Man Repeller, I interviewed five couples who braved the stakes and went from “friends” to “more than friends.” Below, their thoughts on what that leap was like.I learned this lesson the hard way when I started dating a friend in high school.Not only were we good friends, but our families were also extremely close and had been for years.No matter which way you slice it, dating your ex’s friend is going to create an awkward situation for all involved. Your new boyfriend will eventually want to know how he sizes up next to his friend, if you know what I mean.

Also, tell him you will not tolerate any rude or objectionable treatment from your ex, and insist that he come to your defense if your ex ever gets out of line or behaves inappropriately.

First of all, you deserve more than to be “passed around” by your ex-boyfriend’s posse, so set the bar a little higher, sister.

Secondly, your dignity is far more valuable than some rendezvous with a hot guy.

Hooking up with your ex’s friend is a recipe for disaster, so if you happen to have a crush on one of your ex’s buddies, get over it.

No matter how suave he is, no matter how dashing he looks in Ralph Lauren, and no matter how fantastic he smells, he is off limits, honey!

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