And even though it was never simultaneous, I still wouldn’t date someone who knew an ex; but now as I’ve gotten older and the degrees of separation have lessened, so have my limits. Initially, I would shun away all of the guys who knew him.
Of course I would prefer to date someone who knows nothing of any of my exes, but the reality is the dating pool is small. Everyone has their own limitations of who they will or won’t date due to the degrees of separation; but I’ve decided if I disregard every guy who knows someone I dated, despite their level of friendship, I may be doing myself a disservice.
And unless they are family, close friends, or interact on a frequent bases why should it really matter if they know each other?
He later admitted that he was hurt but had no premise to be angry because they weren’t friends.
While there wasn’t a love connection with the new guy and me after all, I didn’t regret my situation.
Brian had been divorced for three years when he filled out the cumbersome e Harmony profile.
Looking through all the profiles on other dating sites was daunting, so he decided to let a computer do the mate selection for him.
Most people, however, fall somewhere in between, and sadly it’s when you’re somewhere in between that it’s the most difficult to figure out how to act.
A really important thing to remember when dealing with an ex is that there’s always the possibility that you make them sad. And in the age of smartphones, people are connected 24/7: if you send your ex a long, angsty email while they’re celebrating their birthday, or about to take an important test, or at the hospital with a sick family member, they will get it and read it right away.
I was standing on the side of the football field watching my eight-year-old son battle it out on the first day of hitting at football practice.