This rule is almost never stated or enforced among queer communities.
But if you’re wondering how to go about dating your friend’s ex, and you think the pursuit might really have potential, don’t worry, you are not a terrible person.
Even if you meet someone to whom you think you have no previous connection, a 10-minute conversation almost always reveals that she went to high school with your college roommate, used to be on a volleyball team with that girl from your book club, and had a six-month stand with your favorite barista.
Queers don't tend to expect our dates to come into our lives completely free of prior complication.
A plan will give you something to look forward to when you are feeling down and unsure about yourself. (Although, it is highly recommended that you read this entire article and the comment section.
It will change the way you see your breakup and will give you a very detailed plan to follow.