You're probably no longer with your ex for good reason, otherwise you'd still be together Anyone who wants to empathise with you over the break up will probably bore you just as much with their story as you will them with yours. A time and place exist for ex stories and within an initial conversation/flirtation isn't it!
Avoid people who bring up their ex in an initial flirtation; they're either not over them or thrive on negative vibes. Consider the warning a lucky break and move on to another flirting prospect.
If someone does try to inflict their ex story on you, be careful not to fall into the trap of being their shoulder to cry on. Once you're fulfilling the role of best friend, it becomes very difficult for that person to see you as anything other than a friend. See Chapter 4 for reasons why you want to avoid this scenario.
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