Celebrities might seem like an unusual source for relationship advice — but Taylor Swift recently dropped a tidbit of her dating philosophy that we all may be able to apply to our own love lives.
In the September issue of Vanity Fair, the pop superstar revealed that she and her girlfriends (whom she famously refers to as her “squad”) sometimes date the same people — and none of them minds.
Once you've considered those factors, and hooking up with a friend’s ex is still somehow on the table, there are several things to understand before diving into a Kardashian-level web of potential friendship conflict.
That’s no reason not to say anything, but it’s worth considering. Unless you were a musical theater major (like I was) and thus have no frame of reference for normal interpersonal boundaries outside of your social circle, you likely have some level of hesitation about hooking up with a friend’s ex.Knowing what any true friend should know about a friend's former flame, the ex in question likely isn’t super appealing, is probably really bad for you, and possibly just bad in general.A few summer ago, I had a life-altering, maddening crush on a woman who wasn’t into me and ended up dating another friend within our circle.As much as it sucked that someone I really liked didn’t feel the same, they’re both friends whom I love immensely, and I don’t own them.