First, I suggest assessing the quality of the friendship you currently have with the person's ex.In my opinion, the exes of best friends or really good friends are completely off limits. Why cause pain to someone you care about and who cares about you in return? No one needs this level of drama; life is complex enough.If you've decided after careful deliberation that it is okay to date the ex of an acquaintance, move forward with care.Please remember that feelings can easily be hurt on all sides.
A woman I'm acquainted with is happily married to the ex husband of a former friend of hers.One person figuratively commented, "It's okay if someone near my home dated my ex, but not too close to home." I think this sentiment makes a lot of sense.Now that we've established that it is okay to date the ex of a best or even good friend, let's discuss acquaintances.There is a good chance that when you start dating, no matter where you live, you will come across some potential candidates that you are already acquainted with.People you know might pleasantly surprise you by asking you out.