The dos and don'ts of being friends with a former fling.
In this modern age of dating, casual sex, and fun hooking up, many of us remain friendly with people we've seen naked long after the ugly-bumping has come to an end. That said, there are still plenty of rules that must be followed if you actually want to maintain some semblance of a friendship. Just ahead, 20 dos and don'ts of having a post-hookup friendship. The Frisky: Six Rules For Being Friends With An Ex
1. DON'T ask for the website address for, say, a company that sells sexy thigh-high stockings, your personal favorite fetish wear, because you want to buy your new hookup a pair. This is why God invented Google.
2. DON'T kiss and tell. Unless it is on a blog and you use fake names.
3. DO erase any nudie photos you might have on your computer or cell phone, unless, of course, the nude body part in question is not actually attached to a head that is visible. Those are fair game to show to anyone. The Frisky: Why I'm Happy To Be Single (For Now)
4. DON'T call and ask for more naked pictures since you are tired of the ones you got a year ago when you were hooking up.
5. DON'T text four months later and apologize that it's been so long since you've called but it was because you got back together with your ex and then proceed to propose getting a drink. The Frisky: 16 Things You Don't Want To Know About Your Boyfriend's Ex
6. DON'T ask for or give dating advice. Your ex doesn't care about your love life anymore now that it doesn't involve him.
7. DON'T use the following vomit-inducing words to describe your former relationship: "fondly," "bond," "special."
8. DON'T call/text/email needing a shoulder to lean on, especially if your problem (say, ongoing unemployment) has not changed in the nine months since you last boned.
9. DON'T mention how the person you're currently boning is slightly superior to your ex, as in he/she went to Yale or something.
10. DON'T try and play matchmaker. The Frisky: MERRIMe, A New Web Comedy About Online Dating