Online dating often leads to offline dates, which have often ended up as successful relationships. However before you meet someone in person, take all the time you need to get well acquainted so there is hopefully nothing to worry about when you meet in person.
Sexual assault on a date is definitely not an everyday occurrence but it doesn’t hurt to stay safe. Take the time to really get to know a person and such incidents are even less likely to occur.
- The National Sexual Assault Hotline – 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
- The Department of Justice lists several National Organizations that might be helpful.
- Violence Against Women Online Resources provides a lot of material too.
- Sexual Assault information at The National Center for Victims of Crime
- National Clearinghouse on Marital and Date Rape
Victim Support is a great website for information and help.
- 1800-200-526 – The National Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Helpline
- The Australian Institute of Family Studies has several publications on the website about sexual assault. The New South Wales government has a website dedicated to Date Rape and it contains lots of valuable information.
The About Date Rape website acknowledges that while male rape may not be as common, it does exist and has information for guys who may have been victims.