Everyone in life needs something. A person on a rebound needs someone to help them get through a rough time. They need comfort and to avoid what they are dealing with. None of these are bad things. What makes a rebound relationship negative is when the person on the rebound is using the other person in the relationship. If both parties know it is probably not going to last, and really is just about companionship, then there is no harm. But always be careful and communicate what you are looking for in a relationship early on, so you don’t get caught out in a painful relationship. For more advice on how to be upfront on a first date, check out ‘10 Dating Mistakes To Avoid!’.