Most Helpful Girl
I wouldn't let my ex hold me back from getting with someone. You like this guy, he likes you too. Your ex only wants to be "best friends" which means he wants you around and to be close to you but doesn't want what you want. That's not fair to you. Your ex wants to have his cake and eat it too and that's just selfish on his part. You shouldn't be worried about what he thinks of it and if he'll get upset or not. You clearly are just hanging around your ex because you still want to get back with him deep down. But he isn't thinking of it that way. You see the friendship as a gateway to get back together someday but the feeling isn't mutual and likely will never be. Let this new guy ask you out and honestly, if it makes your ex upset to the point where he doesn't want to hang out anymore, it serves him quite right! He's had his chance and you've offered/wanted to get back together. He didn't so it's his loss. If he doesn't want to be around you once you go out with this new guy, his motives for being your friend weren't good for you to begin with. Good luck.