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5 Signs the New Guy You’re Dating is Your Rebound

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5 Signs the New Guy You’re Dating is Your Rebound

He makes your skin crawl and you’re still pining over your ex. That sounds like a rebound, girl!

I recently had my heart broken. The absolute worst advice I was given was, “In order to get over one man, you need to get under another.” But, if it doesn’t work out with that one should I move on to the second until I find myself at a clinic with an infestation of crabs? Good times.

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While I chose not to ease my pain with random sex, I did decide to date. Because I wasn’t ready, my behavior toward these guys was honestly atrocious. I am ashamed to admit that I treated them in a crappy manner. Yes, there were multiple men; I had numerous rebounds. I was searching for a man to fill the void in my heart that was left by the man that meant so much to me.

How do you know that you’re just using a guy for attention, distraction or a free meal? When is a guy just a rebound versus the real deal? Here are some signs that you might be doing what I was doing.

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You dread seeing him

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This was probably the biggest sign for me. I absolutely loved seeing the guy I was dating in the summer. During my rebound phase, I dreaded seeing any of the new guys. I would look at the clock and make up an excuse to end the night. I was crawling out of my skin. I was also hesitant to make or solidify any future plans.

Tabitha Bauman

Living in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Tabitha is a self-proclaimed free spirit who travels extensively throughout the USA. She has a bold writing style and offers her insight on love, dating and relationships on LoveSujeiry.com and TheDatingMix.com. She writers from her own experience as an independent woman exposed to the world of modern-day dating. Her goal is to enable women to value themselves above all else and find happiness in this great big world.

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