What does dating on the rebound mean

Maybe she’s the one who is all too often chosen as the subject of a rebound, only to be let down time and time again.

Perhaps she has been hurt in the past, physically or emotionally, and she has just now chosen to open up again.

This is something men don’t seem to understand in these situations; once you bring another woman into the equation, you create a double-edged sword. Often, men are quick to call it quits on the new pursuit to re-enter the relationship that didn’t work out in the first place. Ultimately, this is just a transfer of emotion from one object to another, whereas your new lady is blissfully floating through the early stages of a blossoming romance.

Yes, they can occasionally be totally toxic, but under the right circumstances, they can actually be really beneficial.

Hell, sometimes they can even grow into something amazing!

While women are notorious for rebounding in the forms of binge-partying, one-night stands and over-sharing on social media, men tend to take a different route altogether. After all, you need one foot on the dock before you step out of the canoe, right? It’s exciting, being pursued, thinking you’re the one in control. So, why is rebounding the worst thing a man can do to a woman?

We all have our reasons, as well as our own ways to justify our actions. It's just like a wrestling match: half of the team leaves the ring, you tag a new one in. The thing that men don’t understand is while they’ve spent that time filling the void, we spent that time falling — hard.

Maybe she trusts you and she doesn’t really know why, because she has been so easily tossed aside in the past.

Nothing temporarily numbs the sting of a breakup quite like a rebound relationship.

No shame in that — it’s natural for relationships to change your life's dynamics a bit. But now, the newly single you has the chance to get back to your old routine, get centered and reconnect.

When you jump from one relationship to the next, you simply substitute one time filler for another.

Trust me, the rebound's friends have done their research, and as cute as your New Year’s kiss pic with your ex may have been, the fact that it remained your profile picture until three days ago is utterly unimpressive. They will blow your sh*t wide open, and then hate you for it.

Is this something for which you would willingly sign up?

Maybe we haven't been on our own for months, years even, and we just aren't all that interested in switching up our lifestyles now, thank you very much.

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