So this guy was in almost all of my classes this last year, so naturally, we became the best of friends. Then we decided to screw things up by dating for a few months. I soon broke it off because I missed being just friends. Now we're pretty distant. He tries to reach out sometimes, as do I, though since we broke up things have been (for lack of a better word,) awkward.
The next few months, I begun getting closer and closer with one of his best friends, also one of mine that I was friends with in primary school then drifted from in junior high. We talk and text a lot. We always tease each other and have a generally healthy friendship.
I am so scared because I'm starting to get feelings for him, and it feels as though history is repeating itself. (Even though this is a different situation because it is indeed a very different friendship than the one I had with the other guy)
My other issue is that I'm afraid my ex/now friend again will become angry and his best friend and I if we actually do date.
My final issue that I can think of is, what if I do end up dating this guy, and then we break up, and I'll have once again landed in this awkward stage with someone I was once so close with.
I appreciate any and all advice. Thank you for taking your time to read and/or respond to this.
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Well first of all, when dating there are two outcomes, you get married and maybe like happily ever after or you dont. Whether its a week or 20 years you never know, its part of the risk, so on that front, i would say, go for it. Secondly, on the "my ex's best friend" front, i would say, who cares? Its awkward between you two and you are both distant, do you think it really matters if he gets pissed? He will get over it, 100% positive of that. In my experience when i was in a good relationship my past relationships were irrelevant. Just my opinion. Good luck, i say go for it. :)
P. s. although you make up your mind, he may not be willing to cross that line with his friend. So just play it cool.1