Cupid's Pulse Article: Jessie Sulidis Dating Former ‘Bachelorette’ Contestant, Kirk DeWindtCupid's Pulse Article: Jessie Sulidis Dating Former ‘Bachelorette’ Contestant, Kirk DeWindt

It seems like a new reality TV relationship is in the works!  Jessie Sulidis (from Bachelor spinoff The Bachelor Pad) is rumored to be dating recent Bachelorette reject, Kirk DeWindt, People reported last week.  Last season on The Bachelor, both Ali Fedotowsky and Sulidis were contestants trying to win Jake Pavelka’s heart, and became friends in the process.  DeWindt was recently rejected by Fedotowsky on The Bachelorette after he brought her to meet his parents.  He then met Sulidis while taping the Men Tell All special, and exchanged numbers, as well as a kiss, a source told People.  “Everything is hush-hush right now because they don’t know what will come of it.  But he is definitely over Ali!” the source added.

Is it ever OK to date a friend’s ex?

Cupid’s Advice:

The jury is still out on etiquette for dating a friend’s ex.  If you find yourself in this type of situation (on either end), follow Cupid’s advice to help keep the peace:

1. Sparks may fly: If you’re introduced to a friend’s ex and you find an immediate connection with him or her, discuss your feelings with your friend before thinking of taking your attraction to the next level.

2. Be honest: Unfortunately, if an ex is attracted to a current friend of yours, you may feel compelled to accept the situation, instead of speaking up if it bothers you.  Hurt feelings will likely result from your lack of honesty, so be truthful with yourself, your friend, and your ex.

3. Learn the difference: Determine whether or not your friend’s initial intrigue is simply physical attraction, as opposed to a strong emotional connection that can’t be fought.  Understanding the difference may prevent confusion between the three of you later.