If the woman is a close friend, the likelihood of this becoming an issue is slim.
Your closest friends will know every dirty deed, bad situation or heartbreak he may have caused.
However, the one thing that seems to be the unwritten rule among us is that we would never even consider dating our friends' exes. But now I realize this rule really needs more thought, because I believe there are two factors to consider before answering my girlfriend's Facebook question.
You need to weigh the value of your friendship with the woman vs.
the amount of love, commitment and investment you had in your relationship with your ex-boyfriend.
Editor's note: Audrey Irvine is a senior assignment manager for CNN.
Her experiences in the dating world inspire her "Relationship Rant" column.
Check back every week for her take on dating and relationships.Atlanta, Georgia (CNN) -- "Would you be upset if a friend starting dating someone they knew you were once deeply in love with?" This is the status I was greeted with this week on the Facebook page of one of my dear girlfriends.My knee-jerk response was "Duh, who wouldn't be pissed?" Oddly enough, after viewing some of the discussion on the comment thread, I realized that my judgment might have been a little harsh.I'm not trying to generalize, but most of my female friends talk about past boyfriends, dissecting why their relationships didn't work.