Recently, he texted me asking to meet and catch up. The last I had heard, he'd moved on, and so had I. We have a ton of mutual friends so it makes our aggressive need to avoid each other awkward, so I figured it could be time to try and become friends again, like we were before we dated.
We met up for a drink and one of our mutual friends actually joined us so it really wasn't awkward, we talked and had a good time. Afterwards, he texted me saying it was good to see me and that he had wanted to talk to me more privately, and maybe we could meet up soon and do that.
I really do want to be friends again so I was fine with how we hung out, anything more personal would've felt like rekindling a romance. Which then makes me wonder about his intentions and whether this is all just going to lead up to me getting hurt again.
What are your thoughts? Is it possible to be friends with an ex? Are there certain standards in terms of length of time that has passed, whether you have to hang out in big groups, etc?