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You’re Not a Bad Person for Wanting to Date Your Friend’s Ex, But You Need to Do It Right
Friends was more than just a show about friendship. It was, in many ways, about dating in New York City. And, no one dated quite as much as Rachel Green. Despite her series-long connection with Ross Geller , Rachel got around. Ross and Rachel were on and off throughout the entire series. Joey might have talked about girls and dating a lot, but we never saw most of his girlfriends and hookups. Rachel, however, dated — and introduced new guys to her friends — a lot.
It just sort of happened. In discussing this topic with my female friends, it seems to me that men are especially experienced in dealing with this dilemma. Say a friend of mine breaks up with so-and-so, and we run into her at a party. In some ways this is perfectly natural.
Back in my hometown, I lived in a small arts and activism community, and everyone dated everyone. It was a cesspool of friends and lovers mixing. I distinctly remember talking to a new friend and finding out we had dated not one, not two, but three of the same guys. This made it difficult for me to even go on dates without thinking about all of the partners the other person might have had — people I probably knew and would inevitably compare myself to. It was all too much.
What’s It’s Like When You And Your Friends Have Dated The Same Person
The Dating Nerd is a shadowy figure whose whereabouts and identifying details remain unknown. What we do know is that he is really, really good at dating. He's been on more dates than you can shake a lengthy bar tab at, and he's here to help the average guy step his dating game up a notch — or several. I'm in a pickle. Over the last couple of weeks, I've been hanging out with a close friend's ex-girlfriend, platonically, after we ran into each other at Starbucks.