Question: Why does dating violence happen?

Dating violence or abuse often starts with emotional and verbal abuse. Dating violence can happen even on the first date. If a date pays for the date, that does not mean you owe them sex. Any sexual activity that is without your consent is rape or sexual assault.

What is the cause of teen dating violence?

Key risk factors consistently found in the literature to be associated with inflicting dating violence include the following: holding norms accepting or justifying the use of violence in dating relationships (Malik et al., 1997; OKeefe, 1997); having friends in violent relationships (Arriaga & Foshee, 2004); exposure

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