The term's use dates back to at least the 1830s, when Mary Russell Mitford wrote of "nothing so easy as catching a heart on the rebound".
The term may also refer to a romantic relationship that a person has during the rebound period, or to the partner in such a relationship.
If you are thinking about ending your dating relationship, please consider participating! I was in the same social circles as her and often bumped into them. You owe it to yourself to cut it loose for your own well being.
Not that this matters anymore for u mate, just for others reading.
When a person starts dating someone new, their success in having found another appealing person to date can help them feel better about their romantic prospects.
This can make people feel less dependent on their exes for meeting their emotional needs—a key step to getting over past relationships.
Therefore, two key factors influence people’s decisions about whether to get back together with an old flame—the quality of the relationship with the ex-partner, and the quality of the relationship with the new partner.
Exciting new dating prospects can trump past worn-out relationships and help people get over their exes so they can better focus on their new, more compatible partners.
On the other hand, bad dates can indeed motivate people to go back to their exes.
If you're the ex in this situation, what does all this mean for you?
Outside of trying to improve on your own relationship with your ex, all you can really do is wait and see—but do so patiently.
Nagging or otherwise trying to interfere with your ex’s new relationship will likely only remind your ex of the bad times in your former relationship.
Remember, you want to look good next to your competition—and good sportsmanship is attractive.