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Have you ever dated one of your best friend's exes? What could POSSIBLY go wrong?

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Have you ever dated one of your best friends exes? What could POSSIBLY go wrong?
There is a "bro code" that says this on the subject: don't do it. Never.

You ask your friend's permission and he may feel obligated to give you permission even though he still has feelings for his ex. So then he realizes that you are spending nights with her and he suddenly feels an urge to let the air out of all your tires. Or people assume that she must have been cheating with you when she was still dating him. Or she tells you things about your friend that would potentially change your friendship but. . . is she telling you the truth or trying to break up your friendship? Why would she want to break up your friendship? Maybe's she's afraid that your friend/her ex will start telling you some uncomplimentary things about her and she wants to put you in a position where you will not believe him. Imagine that you fall in love with the girl and decide you want to marry her. Are you going to invite him to the wedding? Make him the best man?

What could go wrong?

Of course, things won't go wrong every single time this happens, but it seems like a very strong possibility. I've never done it and I've never even considered it. What's your experience on this subject?
I have never dated an ex of a best friend
Vote A
I asked my friend's permission to date their ex, and it never caused any problems when I dated their ex
Vote B
I asked my friend's permission to date their ex, they gave their permission, but it still caused problems when I dated their ex
Vote C
I did NOT ask my friend's permission to date their ex, and it never caused any problems when I dated their ex
Vote D
I did NOT ask my friend's permission to date their ex, and it caused some minor problems when I dated their ex
Vote E
I did NOT ask my friend's permission to date their ex, and it caused HUGE problems when I dated their ex
Vote F
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Dating a friend of your ex is quite different from dating an ex of your friend. I am only asking about dating an ex of your friend.
Have you ever dated one of your best friend's exes? What could POSSIBLY go wrong?
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