A week after that, I asked out a girl in a coffee shop and dated her for a month and a half.
Basically, our emotional and attachment needs are hydraulic: The more we rely on one individual to meet these needs (e.g., an ex-partner), the less we tend to rely on another individual to meet these same needs (e.g., a new partner). It really depends on whether the rebound relationship is better than the relationship that was left behind.
The answer to this question is a bit more complicated.
Read this, and if you see any of these things, run! Does he always find a way to always fit her into any conversation?
Are you dating someone fresh out of a long term relationship, and you're worried about being the rebound girl or guy? Does he still seem very upset about the end of his last relationship and hold all woman in a bad light (because of her). If these scenarios sound familiar you may want to think very seriously about getting involved with this person at this time.
This can make people feel less dependent on their exes for meeting their emotional needs—a key step to getting over past relationships.
And if the rebound relationship is with a rewarding, high-quality partner, then that partner can gradually replace the ex in their lives.
There are a few telltale signs that may indicate your new relationship is using you to heal a wound.1. Even though the breakup was not long ago neither of them have changed their Facebook status to "single." He continues to obsess over the ex's Facebook updates, what he's doing and who he's doing it with. When you try to get serious and talk about deep emotional subjects and he steers away, beware! If she shows no sign of commiting to anything in the future with you — even a week or longer out — odds are she's just using you to get reaquainted with the single life. He or she are definitely not over their last relationship and will have a difficult time opening up to feel anything for anyone else until they do.
He still has pictures of his Ex around his house, on his phone and he's not "up" to removing them. If everyone is shocked at the fact your new relationship partner is already up to dating then you should step back and think about what's going on. Sometimes people from the outside looking in have a better view because they're not emotionally involved.3. Most rebound relationships are all about sex and have very little emotional substance. He knows he's only interested in a short-term fix for a broken heart.
Scooping up girls and guys “on the rebound” is a time tested way to get laid…whether they’re emotionally fragile or just newly single and horny, it’s easy pickins.