1. Having sex is better than not having it
Imagine this: you just got out of a two year relationship. You were used to having sex on a pretty regular basis then all of sudden… boom! You were deprived of one of life’s small pleasures (and a great stress reliever). Before you start going into sexual withdrawals, oh hey, turn to your rebound. Not only will he/she fill that unfortunate sexual void, but hopefully you picked a decent rebound that can give you an orgasm or two to lift your spirits.
2. They are the perfect distraction
Lying in bed tossing and turning over your ex can be tedious and just plain exhausting, and crying into your pillow night after night just gets pathetic at some point. Therefore, queue your rebound. Instead of picking up the phone to beg for your ex back, text your rebound. Not only is he/she going to be responsive, they always seem to say the right thing. Maybe they sense your lingering vulnerability after your breakup, but hearing someone tell you you’re awesome/ amazing/beautiful never gets old.
3. You are meeting people who aren’t your ex
For the last however long, your main contact probably was with your ex. He/she was someone you woke up with a text from or who you planned on seeing later that night. But with a rebound, you are putting yourself out there and meeting new people. It’s not like you went out with the mission of finding a so-called rebound, but if an attractive, semi-entertaining male or female catches your attention, don’t deny it. GO WITH IT. It’s someone new and who knows? They could have hot friends, too. (Keep your options open, after all.)
4. Confidence boost, anyone?
I hate to be cliché but getting back on the horse post-breakup never hurt anyone (I think?). Finding and scoring a rebound is like a high five to yourself. Breakups can knock people down a peg or two — but rebounds are the perfect way to combat those lonely blues. It reminds you that yes, you are fucking awesome and anyone would be lucky to make it with you.
5. It’s okay to be a little bit selfish in a rebound
In a relationship, you care and worry about the other person just as much as yourself. It’s like this inventible osmosis where your emotions blend together. Their worries become your worries and if your significant other is having a bad day, guess what? Now you are, too. But in a rebound, you don’t have all those crossed wires and gray boundaries. This “relationship” is simple. Honestly, call a rebound what it is: “I need you when I need you and when I don’t, please leave me alone.” This is the time you can be selfish with your emotions and still have fun getting to know someone. You are getting back on your feet and bringing some excitement back into your life.
6. You never know what it could turn into
Just for the sake of you romantics out there: the best part of a rebound is the hope of finding true love. Post-breakup, you have more clarity on what you want out of potential relationships. You’ve been in a relationship long enough to see the red flags or what makes someone a keeper. So take that past experience and use it to your advantage. Who knows? Your rebound could be that person you have been waiting for all along.