You should also consider what effect your dating her friend will have on their friendship.If they have been friends for a while, it is important to show respect for their relationship by not trying to come between the two of them. Unless you're a terrible person, you probably don't want to trample your ex's heart in the process of nurturing your new flame. And, guess what, your new squeeze—who just might be a nice person! As noted journalist Mary Schmich once said, "don't be reckless with other people's hearts." There's no need to punch an innocent bystander in their tender bits because you've gotten burned or are pining for someone else. If you were the one who got dumped however, we think you have a little more leverage in pursuing your ex's pal; after all s/he didn't want you anymore, right? I don’t care if it’s a casual acquaintance, I don’t care if it’s your best friend in the whole world, and I don’t care who broke up with whom. If the chemistry is explosive and undeniable, it may be worth the risk. If you were the one who took out the garbage, you might want to go about this is a very. manner so as not to induce window breaking from your ex.
She may be honest in telling you that she just needs a little time to get over the breakup or she may be fine with the situation and even offer to set the two of you up.
She could also offer you some insight into whether or not she thinks the two of you would be a good match.
If the breakup was particularly tumultuous, you will likely not be comfortable approaching your ex-girlfriend but you should still consider her feelings.
If the breakup was amicable, then you will want to take care not to react quickly and risk hurting the feelings of your ex-girlfriend.
If you wish to remain friends with your ex-girlfriend, then you should try to not alienate her by intentionally doing something that would hurt her.