Rebound relationships are a common crutch for those getting over a brutal breakup. The biggest red flag to look for is the fact that the person you're with is just freshly single. If that is not a big enough clue, keep an eye out for these 14 warning signs!
#1 They're Overly In Love With You
It's only been a week and suddenly they are infatuated with your every move. But they don't even really know
you yet, and you're certainly not on the same level with them. If you're suspicious of their behaviour, they could be compensating for the pain they feel over their lost love.
#2 The Relationship Is Moving Frighteningly Fast
They love you, they are always at your place and they text you 24/7. But something about this overcommitment feels phony and clingy. You don't even know this person who is suddenly building their entire world around you...
#3 Your Connection Feels Empty
You're starting to question if this is all too good to be true. Sure, this person was instantly emotionally available and ready to commit, but you seem to lack an actual meaningful connection.
#4 They're Really Bitter About Their Past
This person does not stop at the chance to demean their ex in conversations. You can tell they are still torn up despite insisting they're 'over it'.
#5 They Crave Any Opportunity To Show You Off
They are secretly plotting to reveal you in public places where their ex or friends of their ex may be. Oh, and they love to post tons of selfies with you for social media to gawk at.
#6 They Have An Unhealthy Obsession With Their Ex
It might even stretch beyond bitterness and into a full-blown obsession. They still have pictures of their ex on their phone, they're still tagged with their ex on Facebook and they can't let things go. Too much time is spent pouring over memories from the past instead of being with you in the present.
#7 S*x Is Constant
Not a bad thing, unless this person is using s*x with you as an emotional and physical release for their pain. They may be trying to distract themselves from thoughts of their breakup. If you find that you bang more than you talk, that is a sign.
#8 They Are In Shock
They haven't come to terms with the fact that their last relationship went down the tubes. "How did this happen?" they ponder to no avail.
#9 You Act Like You've Been Dating For Years
Do you find that after just a few weeks you're like an old married couple? Yet it does not seem natural, it seems forced. Your partner is trying to establish inside jokes and quirky relationship moments that just don't feel right in the attempts to have what he had with his ex.
#10 They Brag On Social Media
Do you catch them making snarky status updates and overly-sappy tweets about their new beau? If things are getting out of control, this is a definite sign!
#11 They Run Hot And Cold
Sometimes they're way too
into you, and other times they are completely a commitment-phobe. They are lost and shattered by their breakup and aren't thinking straight. It's no reflection on you!
#12 They Seem Incomplete
Are they unsure of themselves? Do they not have much to talk about when it comes to personal interests? They have just said 'goodbye' to their other half, so naturally they aren't a whole.
#13 You're Constantly Being Compared
The most annoying and hurtful part of dating someone on the rebound is being compared to their ex night and day. It can cause tension from the start and slowly eat away at your self-esteem.
#14 It Feels Like They Chose You At Random
As if they simply fell into the arms of the first person willing to catch them! This is a gut-wrenching feeling and it is important to set yourself free before you get hurt.
What are your thoughts on dating on the rebound? Share your relationship tips with us!
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