After a breakup, that intimacy is gone in a matter of few days and you are left feeling empty. It gives you a chance to feel that level of intimacy again.
It gives you hope to fill that empty feeling inside you.
If your ex started dating someone else within a week of breaking up, then it’s more likely to be a rebound.
On the other hand, if they waited an appropriate amount of time (like three to four months) before entering the new relationship, it’s less likely to be a rebound.
It’s an attempt to feel the same way you were feeling while you were in a relationship with your ex.
It’s an attempt to have the same level of intimacy that you had with your ex, with someone else.
And while you are still trying to understand what happened and pick up the shattered pieces of your life, your ex has started another relationship. Your ex seems happy and their new relationship seems to be going perfectly.If they’ve been in the relationship for a few months or less, then it’s probably a rebound and it will end soon.On the other hand, if their relationship has been going on for over a year, then you can safely assume that the relationship is serious for them and it’s probably not a rebound.Again, it’s not a surefire way of telling whether or not it’s a rebound.Some people jump from one relationship to another without waiting at all.