Friends with your ex?
February 20, 2011 5:07 PM Subscribe
Why is being friends with your ex supposedly a good sign to future dating prospects?
posted by DisreputableDog to Human Relations (65 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
Let's ignore the possibility of either "ex" being crazy and/or painfully clingy, and ignore the idea of the future dating prospects being the jealous type.
Taking the question at face value, again I ask: why is this supposedly a good thing? Is there some benefit I can't see here?
(Granted, currently I'm a little biased, having broken up with my now-ex-boyfriend, who sort of wants to stay friends. However, I tend to go forward without really looking back, and burn my bridges in the process.)