To perhaps stop you from making the same mistake(s), allow me to share some of the tough truths I’ve learned from finding myself over the moon with the totally appealing—and totally dangerous—Rebound Guy . (I know you guys, I know.) I fell for him hard and fast.
[Read: Rebound relationships and why they’re perfect after a breakup] But are you in an intentional rebound relationship?
Do you think you’re really serious but find yourself getting confused about whether you’re actually in a rebound relationship?
Here are 15 rebound relationship signs that can help you understand the emotions you’re going through.
If you find that you’re experiencing more than a few of these signs, there’s a good chance you’re in love only to get over an older love! If you’ve been dumped by your ex or have experienced a bad relationship, you helplessly get drawn to anyone who gives you attention.
He said he had my number but didn’t recognize my name, then gave me his. A quick jaunt over to her account showed much of the same. ) I immediately texted this guy and asked if he had just gone through a breakup and if that was why he had “randomly” decided to text me. I fired off a quick and deliberate text stating that I had no interest in being a rebound, and the conversation quickly fell off from there.
I had absolutely no clue who he was, but being the curious cat that I am, I egged the conversation on to see if I could conjure up a memory. I already knew how this story would end—with me feeling like a brokenhearted, unpaid therapist. A couple of months ago I wrote about my experience with a total communication stop after a breakup.
In general, despite stereotypes to the contrary, men like getting and being married/committed.
Of all the men who remarry—and most do—half of them do it within three years of the divorce.
What people will do really isn’t that big a mystery.
And at times, nothing can heal heartbreak better than a perfect rebound relationship.
I couldn’t, but the guy claimed that he had gotten my number some months ago but never asked me out. The text might have been a touch extreme given that I didn’t even know this guy, but I do know myself. What I didn’t mention then was when we met, he was just six weeks out from a relationship that had lasted four years.