If your friend did the breaking up, its more socially acceptable to date your friends ex. Under all circumstances, it would be a nice idea to just ask your friend politely if he or she is okay with it. Things get more difficult when its your friend who got dumped.
How do you tell a friend you like their ex?
Just be honest, tell her you have feelings for her ex, and ask her if she would mind if you went out with him. If they did have a bad breakup and/or if she tells you she wouldnt be comfortable with the two of you dating, just try to move past these feelings. Its not worth losing your friend.
How can you tell if someone is over their ex?
20 Subtle Signs Your Partner Misses His ExHe Mentions Her All the Time. He Compares the Two of You. He Says Hes Not Ready for a New Relationship. Hes Cagey about Discussing a Past Relationship. He Refuses to Discuss Her at All. Hes Still Angry. They Still Hang Out. He Prioritizes Her Over You.More items •Sep 21, 2018