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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.

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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 and 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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