Let me make it clear that I'm not hanging on to this girl like she is the only one out there. I'm just wondering if that's a reasonable idea.
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Its a painful idea. If you want her, get her. Life is short and when people are not married with kids... it really doesn't matter if she has a boyfriend, fight for her if you think that you love her and want to spend the rest of your life with her. You could possibly be a better match for her and she might miss out on a great guy cause she is dating an ex.
If you are not into getting her and messing up a relationship, take care of your heart and of yourself and skip the friends part. Being friends with someone you are interested but is already taken is painful and you don't know where your feelings might lead you.
Make a choice but don't stand in the painful middleground.