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.

It’s always wrong to date your best friend’s ex, right? If there aren’t any hard feelings, she’s probably not going to mind.

Despite what girl code might say, it’s not always so black and white. Just make sure she’s not still interested in him first.

Sometimes, when we are close to someone, we feel a special bond or a connection with them, even though, in other circumstances, we would not be attracted to them.

Try to figure out if you are actually romantically attracted to them or if you just enjoy the time that you spend with them and the attention that they give you.

Here are a couple of questions you may want to ask yourself.

A friend will be supportive, but someone whose emotions are clouded with the possibility of being in love will tend to have a more emotional response.

But sometimes, the heart wants what it wants (sorry for getting Selena Gomez stuck in your head).

If you date him, you could lose her friendship forever.

Pay close attention to when it is and isn’t okay to date her ex.

They’re both happy dating other people and there’s no jealousy.

You have heard me talk a lot about how people seem in such a hurry to rush into a dating relationship. Lucy asked our first ‘best guy friend’ question below: Maybe you are wondering, “Is this really love?