Suspicious? 8 Telltale Signs That He’s Still In Love With His Ex
Your first date was amazing… until you find out they just got out of a long-term relationship. You’re their first date after their breakup.
You’re probably seeing a red flag. You don’t want to be the rebound relationship that distracts them while they take time getting over their lost love, and you certainly don’t want to have your heart broken by someone who isn’t ready to commit to another serious relationship so soon after a breakup.
While not ALL rebound relationships are doomed to fail, there’s reason to proceed with caution when entering into a rebound relationship — especially if they’re not over their ex. Here are 8 signs he still loves his ex and isn’t ready for dating.
1. He just broke up with his ex.
This may seem like an obvious one, but when you’re head over heels for a new guy, it’s not always so clear. Falling in love takes time, but so does falling OUT of love. If he’s moving on too quickly and trying to speed up this process, he’s only fooling himself and taking you along for a bumpy ride to heartbreak city.
2. He’s a serial monogamist.
Yes, he’s married now, but we all remember the string of monogamous relationships he had for years — one right after the other. If your new relationship is with a former George Clooney-type, I say roll the dice and hope you’re the lucky one who gets the ring and the commitment. But if he’s is a regular Joe Schmo (maybe not quite Clooney caliber), let him wait.
3. He wants to be exclusive right away.
If your new relationship goes from one or two dates straight to the “Are we exclusive?” talk, things are moving way too fast. This is too fast even if it isn’t a rebound relationship. Bringing up if you two are exclusive too soon in the relationship can be a red flag, so watch out for desperation or a controlling personality.