Rule to Break #5: Refuse to Date Your Ex’s Best Friend
If you dated a guy for a couple weeks back in middle school, his best friend is not off-limits. In order to date your ex’s best friend without being branded a heartless collegiette, you should make sure a few things are in place: you and your ex are on a talking basis, his best friend is aware that the two of you used to date, the break-up was long enough ago that all hurt feelings are long gone.
If all parties involved know what’s going on and are okay with the situation, you don’t have to fake your feelings or miss out on dating a really cool guy who just so happens to be your ex’s best friend. Just make sure you aren’t dating him to make your ex mad. Honesty is an easy way to ensure you won’t get hurt if you choose to break this dating rule.
Rule to Break #6: Never Date Someone Who Lives on Your Floor
We say go right ahead and date the guy who lives next door to you—just don’t move in with him or have sleepovers every single night. A major perk to dating the guy in your dorm or apartment complex is convenience. You won’t have to trek across campus to see him or do the walk of shame in the morning. And since he’s so close by, you won’t constantly wonder what he’s up to (you probably shouldn’t do this anyway). In order for this type of relationship to last, you have to give each other some space and continue to do your own thing once in a while.
“My boyfriend lives five doors down from me and I've been extremely happy with him since the middle of last semester. We didn't know each other at all before we were neighbors! Sometimes being so close makes it hard to remember to give each other space, but usually I'm glad that seeing him is so effortless,” says Caitlin Kelly, a junior at the University of Connecticut.
We have enough rules to follow, so we say go ahead and break these dating rules. Follow our tips and see for yourself how fun it is to call him first or to go on a last minute date. Wondering if you should break a certain dating rule? Ask us in the comments!
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