Best friends dating your ex

A date can simply be an event you've wanted to check out anyway, and probably would have, regardless of your romantic status. He might joke about your gross (yet satisfying) nail biting habit, or he's probably aware that one glass of wine too many makes you weirdly political in social settings. Your mood is elevated during his presence, even if it's when you're doing something stupid like snarking on movie selections.

While I don't regret the romantic misadventures I had before things clicked with my best friend and I, I definitely wish I could go back and tell myself that dating didn't have to be so difficult, or so heartbreaking — the key to true happiness was right in front of me the entire time.Your best friend has seen you in all types of tees — the one you got from a Walk-A-Thon back in 1997, the one you accidentally puked on during a horrible party a year or so ago, and the one that is two steps away from being a dust rag.In your head, you didn't feel the need to "try" in front of your best friend — you were just you.Unless you just met him and bonded instantly, he's probably seen — or at least heard about — your dating disasters of the past. You've probably heard about how his last girlfriend was possessive, or needy, or crazy, or in a secret cult, or all of the above.While these events may have been traumatizing for the both of you at the time, the positive spin is that you both know what doesn't work in a relationship with the other person.

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