We were always led to believe you should take your time before you, er, get back on the old saddle after a break-up.
But it would seem getting over someone by getting under someone else could be a viable option.
A New York study has shown that despite what some people might have you believe, rebound relationships are actually a great way to get over your ex.
The study found that people who got into a new relationship quickly after a break up felt better about themselves and moved on faster than those who didn't.
Research by the University of Missouri also found that around a third of people have had rebound sex (is that it?!) and 16% have had sex for revenge.
Sexpert Tracey Cox thinks whether rebound sex helps you move on depends on your personality.
Cox writes for Mail Online:
"Some people need time to dissect and analyse before they feel safe enough to trust their body or heart to a new person.
"Other people favour distraction techniques - like throwing themselves into work or on top of someone else.
"If you're a classic 'monkey' in relationships - not letting go of the branch of one relationship until you've got your hand firmly on the next - I wouldn't advise racing back to bed."
Be careful you cheeky monkeys, you.
If you're not up for the whole rebound shenanigans, may we suggest the old classic: ice-cream. And a Ryan Gosling film.