1. would explain it. cause I'm not cruel like that. And there's no point in leading someone on.
2. It's cowardly to break up in a text.
3. One of my besties did date one of my ex. And she's still one of my besties. The guy is long gone to both of us. It got awkward sometimes during that time, but it didn't effect our friendship.
besides, he was an ex. Not like there was any cheating going on.