Safe dating tips for teens

26 Apr

And you'll have time for goals and activities that matter to you. Love involves really knowing someone, respecting them, trusting them, and caring about their happiness.

You can read more dating safety tips, including info on sexting.

Dating dangers Anyone you date should treat your body and your feelings with respect.

These dangers include the risks of substance use (alcohol and other drugs), sexual intimacy (sexually transmitted disease and pregnancy), car accidents (speeding and distraction), emotional harm (manipulation and exploitation), and social violence (assault and rape.) A safe date has a lot to do with good treatment in the dating relationship and some additional factors that may reduce likelihood of harm. Be able to answer ‘yes’ to five treatment questions in the dating relationship and there’s likelihood the experience is going okay.

First, do you like how you are treated in the relationship?

For example, you are asked about what you like to do and feel you have free choice to consent, with no negative response for refusal.

A warning sign would be feeling pressured to do what you don’t want.