I know if my relationship with my wife ends, my next one has to be with a friend.
Any other version of coupling is shallow in my book and life is to short to play in the mental kiddie pool of life.
I look on broken past friendships and connections through this lens now, and my view now (to quote Indy Jones 3rd movie) only the chosen may pass ... Friendship is the 🗝️ to my inner being and not everyone is granted backstage all access passes.
Bravo on this find and it is all about consent, and I have been pre committed relationship on the short end of stuck with a few women who questioned my sexuality and it hurt. I now know they were not good people and not worth the time as you have found out ....