Dating a friends cousin
We may naturally shrink from the idea of marrying a relative, but in fact we are all related. The Bible warns against near kin marrying but the definition of near kin seems to be much more narrow than third or fourth cousins.
As with most situations, the decision that’s right for you will depend on your personal relationships, morals, values and beliefs.
It has also become a joke to put down those who were considered to be from the sticks--that is, rural folks who did not know any better. Second cousins usually share a common set of great-grandparents and one-fourth of the genetic pool.
Third cousins usually share a set of great-great-grandparents and one-eighth of the genetic pool.
More times than not, going after your buddy’s ex is off limits and fully violates any type of guy code by which you might abide.
But every once in a while, the universe speaks to a person and lets him know that, although it seems wrong at first, there might be a bigger reason your friend dated this person in the first place – maybe it was to connect the two of you, instead.