Why fight the urge to date someone you really like just because the two of you have a friend in common?
For those emboldened by Swift’s words, here are five ways to date your friend’s ex — without making it totally awkward. 1: If you want to get to know your pal’s ex better, you have to get your bud’s blessing first.
You can spend time and mental energy finding all kinds of justifications for your choices, but that’s not going to be helpful, ultimately.
You believe this relationship could be serious and real, so why not stop hiding? You can’t expect your friend to be happy for you, not right away, at least, and perhaps not ever.
When confronted by real and conflicting feelings, you chose the potential of a serious romantic relationship over your friendship.