Open Thread Thursday

1. If a close friend is very interested in someone, is it OK to pursue that person yourself?

2. If a close friend is casually dating someone, it is OK to date him too?

3. If a close friend has broken up with his boyfriend, when is it OK to go after his ex? Ever? Even if your friend tells you he doesn’t mind?

My short answer to all of these questions is NO, NO, NO. However, a friend of mine disagrees on all counts and I told him I’d put to the readers. To my mind, when a friend of yours breaks up with his boyfriend, even if he tells you to go for the ex, he doesn’t really mean it, whether he knows it or not.