Rules for dating the rebound guy
In the end, respect their wishes, but respect yourself, too.
When it comes to post-breakup dating, there are two main philosophies: One is that, if you date right after a breakup, you're rebounding, which is unhealthy.
Think about it, if you are in a relationship with someone on the rebound, you are in a relationship with someone who is needy and vulnerable. Needy, vulnerable people use a rebound relationship as a coping mechanism.
I mean, didn’t we all classify our high school hook-ups using the “bases” method?
And because I’m athletically disinclined, for me the word “rebound” doesn’t apply to basketball – it’s basketball, right?
Instead of partnering with you, they are making you responsible for their need to feel better.
When I'm asked if rebound relationships are dangerous, I have to respond with a resounding yes.