Dating your friend's college ex? Jealous your BFF is with your one-night stand from four years ago? Relationship guru Demetria Lucas spells out what's fair and what's not for women in today's dating culture.
For most of my dating life, I've operated by what I call "The Golden Rule of Relationships." That is, under no circumstances do you date an associate's former flame. That broad definition of a man who was once important but is no longer includes anyone who paid for dates for a woman in my wide-reaching circle of friends, all of their exes (of course), jump-offs, one-night stands, and any person I was aware that a current associate was crushing on, whether he'd expressed mutual interest or not. Oh, and no man remotely close to an ex‑boyfriend. And when asked by a woman not to pursue, take the loss. I figure this is a ladies' game, and all must show respect to keep the operation running smoothly.
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