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rebound relationship

A romantic relationship that one begins, often as a means of distraction, while still recovering from the end of a different relationship. Oh, Peggy doesn't really love that guy—she's just in a rebound relationship so that she doesn't feel so heartbroken about Pat leaving her.
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In the same way you do not talk about Fight Club, you do not mention the fact you're in a rebound relationship to the person you're in a rebound relationship with.
But to complicate the rule above, you can't jump into a rebound relationship with just anyone.
Don't book a holiday with the person you're in a rebound relationship with too far in advance, unless the names on the tickets are transferable.
A rebound relationship must last a minimum of three months, otherwise it looks like it was just a rebound relationship.
Don't get a tattoo of the initials of the person you're in a rebound relationship with, unless they're also your initials.
Undergraduates who were 'love seekers", "deceptive", "unconventional" and "hedonistic/risk takers" were significantly more likely to report having been involved in a rebound relationship.
4%) of those who would marry someone from another country had become involved in a rebound relationship compared to slightly over half (51.
3 %) of those who had lived with someone had also been in a rebound relationship compared to 60.
of undergraduates who reported that they were a hedonist had been in a rebound relationship compared to 60.
4%) of those who reported not using a condom the last time they had intercourse (risk takers) also reported having become involved in a rebound relationship compared to 61.