How many times have you seen one of your friends break up with a long-term partner only to find, the very next week, someone who was obviously all wrong for them? Its one of the most common after effects of the end of relationships: rebound dating.
The idea of rebound relationships is so ingrained into the way we think about dating that it just seems natural to look for one after a breakup. Theres something to be said for getting back in the saddle, choosing a partner when your judgment is clouded usually does more harm than good overall. If you want to get over your ex fast, there are better ways to do it.
Band-Aid relationships: rebound mindset
The first step to keeping yourself from doing something youll regret is to take an honest look at what youre feeling and understand how those feelings can lead you places youd rather not go. A lot of times we just miss the companionship and look for someone to fill the gap in our schedule and distract us from the fact that our hearts just been broken. In that case, make a point of finding a social time-filler that doesnt involve romance.
Maintain your standards
The best thing you can do to avoid...