Last week, one of my online dates told me he needed to have a rebound relationship to get his life together again. He got dumped by his long-term girlfriend six months ago. And dated another woman for 4 months.
He realized this was a rebound relationship because “she didn’t even know what was WikiLeaks“. He told me he needs a woman who can talk with him about politics, economy,… And not just someone who’s obsessed with shopping.
He added that we’re not really ourselves when we’re in a rebound relationship. That’s why it is called rebound.
How do we know we’re in a rebound relationship? Well, a rebound relationship happens shortly after a breakup. It can even start when your previous relationship is not over yet. Usually, we pick the guy who’s the complete opposite of our ex, or just someone who’s simply completely different from us. Hence the “WikiLeaks incident”.
I’m not saying that this kind of relationship are all ill-fated. One of my friends met her man while she was still with another one. Her previous relationship was a disaster and she didn’t know how to end it. She needed him to have the courage to leave. And five years later, they are still together. But their relationship started because they found out they had a common point: they met on the train while they were both reading War and Peace. A not so common read…
But there’s something to think about when you’re in a rebound relationship. What if, during this time, you meet your perfect match? The odds are quite limited, but it can happen.