Most Helpful Guys
Everyone has a past and I don't have a problem with that, but the exception is if she dated a friend. I do not like the idea of her with a friend of mine and then with me. It is irrational perhaps and it's not physically different than her having prior boyfriends, but psychologically for me I can't and won't.
As long the other two don't have a problem with it.
I know someone who (separately) dated two sets of brothers. Never asked her what they thought of that.
Most Helpful Girls
Why not? My friend does not need to have the same tastes as I do when it comes to the assets of a person and what makes this person attractive to me.
I would however give it sufficient time between her break-up and my dating in order not to give her the feeling that I was just waiting for her break-up to happen. This is the kind of action that can ruin a friendship.
I would never do anything that would ruin a good and honest friendship by trying to grab her boyfriend away from her.
I had at various occasions found that my friend's boyfriend was cute but to destroy a love and a friendship just to have it my way. I have that much dignity not to cause hardships just for my own pleasure and satisfaction.
My first boyfriend was one of my best friends' ex boyfriend. She was fine with it because she was the one who broke up and liked someone else. I don't think I would recommend it otherwise. If the one you want to date was the one who broke up with your friend, your friend could suspect you had a thing for them while they were dating. They could also suspect you secretly wanted them to break up so you could be with him/her. It usually brings more drama than it's worth. Also, they broke up for a reason. What happened? Do you really want to bring the same problems into your relationship?