12/06/2009 10:33 pm ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

Dear Dr. George: "How Do I Know If He's On the Rebound?"

Dear Dr. George,

I've been dating a guy for a month now. We get on really well and our dates are always long (i.e., the whole weekend spent together). But during the week he doesn't text or ring me. When I text him he always answers and he always wants to see me again, but I worry that it's a sign he isn't as into this as me.

He also didn't want to get together initially as he had broken up with his ex a week before (I didn't know this at the time). How do I know if he is on the rebound? And should I even bring up his last relationship?

--- Belle of the Ball


Dear Belle of the Ball,

Should you discuss his ex? Probably not. His actions should tell you whether he's emotionally and physically free to couple up with you. And right now, his actions tell us he's enjoying what you have to offer, but not settling in for the main course.

Your man has skipped the dinner and gone right to the Chocolate-Covered Cappuccino Crunch Cake. In short, he likes having sex with you (one point for you), but he's looking out for the next Chocolate Banana Cream Pie to cross his path. That could be his ex re-emerging into his life or the new unnamed girl yet to be determined.

I would dine and dash on this guy.

Find another man. Two things will happen. This guy will get jealous and may actually commit, or the new man will want you for more than a long weekend.

All the best!


P.S. I encourage readers to offer their own thoughts, comments and second opinions.

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