Do rebound relationships work?

What was your experience like? Is it more of a short term pleasure or does it turn long term?


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Most Helpful Guy

  • That depends on the definition of rebound relationship. If it's one you get in just because you're feeling sad and lonely after a breakup, then the odds on those are probably pretty low because it's not based on the right things. On the other hand, if you consider any relationship that starts soon after a breakup a rebound relationship, then in some cases they might work. I personally happened to get very lucky and got into a new relationship very soon after a breakup, but it was with someone that was obviously a very good match for me so I wasn't going to pass that up just because it hadn't been very long. That turned into a long term relationship that's still going, but I think that's because it was based on the same things that any good relationship starts from and not based on sadness and loneliness.

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Most Helpful Girl

  • I always thought it wasn't manners for the other person at the very least, but I've seen it work in some people (very few)
    I have a close friend who is always in relationships - literally takes 3 days to move into next and a lot of the times, she initiates too.
    Mind you, she doesn't go to clubs/bars to get drunk and hit on any salient guys, but she finds a less than conventionally attractive but nice guys at places like work, through friends, or meet ups that she thinks she can win over.

    When she's in a relationship, she's very very devoted. I've never seen a girl be so nice to a guy - she would almost do anything even as she plans to break up with him, until the last minute (she'll be let him know that she no longer has feelings for him, but will continue to do things she has been for him until they're officially broken off)
    I don't know if its because she has been planning for the break up and already had her heart turned away from him, but she's very authentic in her following relationships and has no interest in her exes even when they run into each other. She genuinely devotes herself in her new relationship to see where that takes her

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What Guys Said 16

  • I've never got into a rebound relationship where I was the person recently breaking up. However, two times I got into rebound relationships with women who had recently split up. The first time it was awful and the lady expected everything to be perfect immediately. That ended probably in about 6 weeks if I recall. The second time, I dated the lady for 3 years actually but it didn't go well. I was much younger and this was a LONG time ago for each. I'd see the signs a lot quicker now.

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  • No, because half of the time the rebounds are just used to make the ex jealous and the other half of the time they soon realise they messed up and only did it to fill a gap that didn't even have to stay full to begin with. If you don't think that it would be the best idea to explain to that person that they are a rebound, then obviously it's not the best choice.

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  • No, they don't. They have a foundation of need ( to be emotionally soothed) and supply (of sympathy). When that need has past or the supply runs out the relationship will fail.

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  • My most recent girlfriend was a rebound for my second girlfriend. It didn't work - I was thinking about my ex lol

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  • One in a million if everything was just a co incidence

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  • No. Going into a relationship to fill any kind of void or personality defect is never gonna work

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  • If both of them respect and truat each other and are willing to achieve similar goals probably

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  • They are good for long term booty callls nothing more.

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  • Best just for short term to get over that hurtful break up.

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  • Short term but that time is hot

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  • Depends how true and sincere the feelings are.

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  • not a chance in helll it would work

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  • I never do such immature things

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  • Yes it workss

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  • It won't work like it was...

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  • No tbh

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    • How come? If you don’t mind elaborating

    • I never went into a rebound relationship because I couldn’t find a girl afterwards.
      I only had two relationships x

What Girls Said 5

  • No, very rarely.

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  • Well mine worked... both of us were each other's rebound. Now we're together for 3 years and counting

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  • Sometimes, yes.

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  • They rarely work.

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  • For me, no. I always end up thinking about my ex, while trying to forget the ex with a rebound.

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