Moral of the story: Chicks before dicks.
You can be in a serious relationship with someone you have never slept. You can sleep with someone and not be in a relationship at all. Hence, you shouldn’t use whether or not the two of them have had sex as the qualifier to him being “off limits” (unless it is a deal breaker for you). The qualifier should be how emotionally invested your friend was in the relationship. So the real question is, “Is it wrong to date my friend’s ex?”.
Yeaaaa…I haven’t come across many women that can remain close after that line has been crossed. Exuberant feelings of love and lust can catapult lovers into self-righteously justifying their actions in the name of love. However, you have to exercise maturity and think deeply about the short and long-term consequences that will affect all parties involved. In other words, would you be willing to lose your friend over the affair?
If you are still contemplating moving forward with the relationship then, at a minimum, give respect where respect is due. Chat with your friend FIRST (communication in any and all relationships is vital). If she is totally cool with it then in the name of love it shall be! BUT if she has any reservations WHATSOEVER then proceed at your own risk. On that note, I’d be very leery of any guy that would be willing to come in between two friends. It speaks to his character. If he cares about you, he wouldn’t want you to lose a good friend for his sake.
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