To Date or Not To Date…That Is the Question

So advice is needed here…It has been so long since I have been on the real dating scene, is it appropriate to date a friend of an ex?  I see it all the time in Hollywood, but is it okay to do in reality, in our real life?  I was watching The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and noticed that one of the wives married a friend of her ex-husbands and they are all still friends.  Does that happen in real life or only in cities like that?

A friend of my ex asked me out, a part of me wants to say yes because I am pretty sure we would have a good time but the other part of me thinks its crazy.  I am battling the idea because I feel like I don’t know if I would give it a serious chance because of his “friendship” with my ex.  When he came by the house a few weeks ago he told me he hadn’t talked to the ex in a few months (why the ” are necessary)…so friendship is used loosely here.  I don’t know about you, but I speak to my friends more often than that…even if only via email or text. 

So again I ask, is this appropriate?

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