It ain't no fun if the homies can't have none.
I can't front, I take pride in my wingman skills. If there's one thing I brag about, it's being the self-proclaimed wingman G.O.A.T. I've set most of my friends up on a platter at least once and I always complain about the lack of reciprocity (minus one exception). I even hooked up a close friend with a girl I briefly dated back in my teens. I know it may sound foul, but we only dated for two months and developped little to absolutely no feelings for one another. There was no history there. Plus, the hook up actually took place years later. Me and my boy weren't pals back when me and shorty dated, so it wasn't premeditated. He inquired about a shorty he met from around my way and it turns out I dated her briefly, so I offered my assistance.
That was then, though. I'd never do it now. I don't look at any chicks my dudes talk to and I'd appreciate it if they did the same. Now, some of my boys who shall remain nameless clearly feel different. They can see me talk to a girl one day, bump into her the next and ask for updates. If the rapport doesn't seem to be progressing fast enough for their taste, they ask for my blessing to pursue something. Vultures! I mean, we're human and some of my homies have been with some bad ones, but I just wouldn't allow myself to go there. Unless we somehow become rich and famous. I already told me friends. If Paula Patton dumps my friend and tells me she wants me a few months later, tough luck, Jack. I'm wifing that. The same goes for Mel B. and two handful of others. But seriously, I'm pretty strict about it, but where is the line drawn. How close of a friend do you have to be? Can exceptions be made?
A friend of mine recently came to me with an interesting dilemma. He was contemplating hooking up with this girl who had previously been intimate with his friend's friend. Mind you, friend circles collide every now and then, so they had definitely hung out together in the past. But it's not like the were buddy buddies. He also wasn't the aggressor. She approached him, but does that really make a difference.
What do you guys think? Is there a loophole? Or can't we talk to anybody who knows somebody we know, period?