The 2015 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey [2.77 MB,180 Pages, 508] found that nearly 12% of high school females reported physical violence and nearly 16% reported sexual violence from a dating partner in the 12 months* before they were surveyed. As teens develop emotionally, they are heavily influenced by experiences in their relationships.
Youth who experience dating violence are more likely to: Additionally, youth who are victims of dating violence in high school are at higher risk for victimization during college.
You also can go out with a group of friends to a public place.
If the two of you go out alone, tell your parents or guardians who you are going with and where.
Staying calm shows that you're getting more mature. Healthy dating relationships start with the same things that all healthy relationships start with.
You can take a quick quiz to help see if your relationship is one to love or one to lose.