Posts Tagged ‘exes’

Dating Your Friend's Ex. The Ultimate Smite, or a Prelude to "Hugging it Out?"

November 16, 2009

This post isn’t really looking to offer any sort of advice really.  More or less I’m just unleashing some unsightly “thought vomit.”  You see, I’ve had this conversation before: Should you or shouldn’t you date your friend’s exes?  It’s a good question.  Most people I’ve talked to have a pretty hardliner stance on the whole thing.  However, I’ve been on both ends of this powder keg of a discussion… (more…)

How to be Friends With an Ex: The First Hang Out.

July 15, 2009

When a couple breaks up on amicable terms the most common phrase uttered at the end of the awkward break up conversation is “I hope we can still be friends.” Excuse me while I choke on irony. Really friends? Friends don’t say things that break my heart, cause me to cry uncontrollably and make me want to punch them in the throat, but I digress. In my experience friendship with an ex is only possible if A) there are absolutely NO residual feelings for one another other than platonic feelings. B) enough time has passed that the hurt caused by the break up has become a distant memory. C) both parties are mature, actually want a platonic friendship with one another and have no plans to rekindle the flame. Once both exes have reached this point they can begin to start a friendship. And D) how could I forget, the most important part, there is no more sexual tension. This is by far the most difficult part to accomplish. It’s hard to go from seeing this person naked to asking how things are going with their new significant other. As long as you have A, B and C you can succeed at meeting up with your ex with minimal tension. If D is not possible avoid alcohol. (more…)

The "Sexth" Sense.

June 23, 2009

All women have gotten that text. The one from that guy. The one we haven’t heard from in ages, but that is conveniently timed within hours of our most recent breakup that hasn’t yet been advertised. Or the phone will ring, and it will be Mr. Almost-perfect-if-only-he’d-actually-pick-up-the-phone-and-call-once-in-a-while. He’ll wait until that precise moment that you’ve decided to get over him because you kind of like this new guy you’re seeing, and then he will pick up the phone and call. (more…)