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Should you recycle an ex? After all, he’s already on the curb

You recycle clothes and plastic bottles, but would you ever recycle a date?

I’ve never attended a used-date party, where women bring an ex-boyfriend to swap. At these parties, reassurance is the name of the game: The men are all eligible, and each is vouched for by at least one woman in attendance. Essentially, one woman’s trash is another woman’s treasure.

It’s not a new phenomenon, though it appears to be gaining traction in popular culture. Used-date parties were featured in a “Sex and the City” episode in 2000 and a 2002 episode of “Girlfriends,” but it’s unclear when these shindigs became vogue.

Part of the idea is that your ex knows your quirks and your likes and dislikes, so he or she can effectively help you meet a new mate. But exes are exes for a reason. It didn’t work out in one relationship, so why would you let him or her influence another potential love interest?

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