Early signs of dating abuse
Getting out of the house for dates is always a good goal, especially if it's your first date with somebody.
Not only is it safer to hang out in a public place such as a restaurant, movie theater or coffee shop, it's fun to discover new places with someone else.
If you need help figuring out what to do, talk to a school guidance counselor, social worker, teacher, pastor or domestic violence hotline. Article updated by Keisha Howard, Teen Advice Expert.
This is in part due to abusive incidents with sports figures or celebrities that have become very public.
Abuse is not always as obvious as being hit or shoved, called degrading names or cussed out.
If someone likes and respects you, they'll back off.
Don't worry: They will most likely ask you out again.