COMMUNICATE CLEARLY. Let your partner know you will not tolerate any abuse. Discuss sexual boundaries before a situation arises.
STAY IN CONTROL. Don’t use alcohol or drugs. Have your own way home in case you need it. Always carry a cell phone or change to use a pay phone.
TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS. Get to know a person before going out, or go out in a group. If you have concerns about a potential date, listen to your gut instinct!
AVOID ISOLATED PLACES. Stay away from places where you’ll be alone, especially until you get to know the person.
THINK TWICE BEFORE DATING A PERSON WHO:
- PUTS DOWN OTHERS
- USES ALCOHOL OR OTHER DRUGS IRRESPONSIBLY
- HAS ANGRY OUTBURSTS
- IS EXTREMELY JEALOUS
- USES PHYSICAL FORCE
- DRIVES RECKLESSLY OR DRINKS AND DRIVES