and I'm not talking about sugar-free carbonated soft drinks.
We live in a fluff-free era—people know what they want and aren't afraid to express their opinion in ALL CAPS, followed by a series of passive-aggressive emojis. In hopes of answering your burning questions, here are 13 dating apps ranked (lovingly and subjectively) on how likely you are to end up takin' old one-eye to the optometrist.
The progression of violence is outlined below and includes repeated use of one or more of the following behaviors: Verbal Abuse: Name-calling Put downs Yelling Use of profanity Unfounded accusations Cruel and hurtful remarks Degrading the victim in public Diminishing accomplishments Flying into rages Physical Abuse: Choking/Strangulation Holding the victim against her will Throwing or breaking objects Pushing Shoving Slapping Biting Punching Kicking Using a weapon or threatening to use a weapon Murder Emotional Abuse: Isolation Ignoring Controlling finances or employment Lack of trust/suspicion Following or stalking the victim Criticizing Threats of suicide Threats of taking away children Threats of physical violence Threats of murder Minimizes or denies behavior, explosive or critical reactions Sexual Abuse: Rape Forcing unwanted sexual acts Use of weapons during sex Forced sex involving multiple partners Inflicts pain during sex Video recording sex acts without permission Threatening to post personal pictures without permission No “typical” victim of teen dating violence exists.
This crime can affect anyone from any socioeconomic, demographic, geographic or educational background.
The results show that alarming numbers of teens experience and accept abusive behavior in dating relationships.