What I've noticed, though, is that every person I've heard espouse this worldview was straight.
This rule is almost never stated or enforced among queer communities.
I feel they are letting me down and are not friends at all but just doing whatever is easiest and least confrontational.
Lots of people have told me unequivocally that they would never date a friend's ex.
They believe this is something everybody knows, that they're just following the rules.The answer is easy: you step in and do whatever it takes to break them up. Okay, we know that answer won’t win the million-dollar prize.The truth is, when it comes to dating and relating, there really are very few black and white answers.For one thing, he is younger, and even though we are both adults (he's 20, I'm 25), people tend to think it's weird when the woman is significantly older than the man.Honestly, I feel a bit weird about it myself, but I really love him (and I know he loves me), and I know that the longer the relationship lasts, the less weird the age gap is going to seem.