The 2013 national Youth Risk Behavior Survey found approximately 10% of high school students reported physical victimization and 10% reported sexual victimization from a dating partner in the 12 months* before they were surveyed. All too often these examples suggest that violence in a relationship is normal, but violence is never acceptable. "I've heard great stories from friends about dating and meeting people online, but didn't believe in online dating… He didn't expect much from dating sites either but things completely changed when we met."I was looking for someone I can build a meaningful relationship and I was so tired of the bar and lounge scene because I think single people are there for the wrong reasons.
Unhealthy relationships can start early and last a lifetime.
Teens often think some behaviors, like teasing and name calling, are a "normal" part of a relationship.
Naturally, we got to know one another at a deeper level and discovered how perfect we were together.
David is now my husband to be and we are now planning our wedding.
It can occur in person or electronically and might occur between a current or former dating partner. Healthy relationship behaviors can have a positive effect on a teen’s emotional development.
Several different words are used to describe teen dating violence. Dating violence is widespread with serious long-term and short-term effects. Unhealthy, abusive, or violent relationships can have severe consequences and short- and long-term negative effects on a developing teen.