Love is Respect
This web resource provides information and resources on dating violence and healthy dating attitudes and relationships for youth. The site includes early warning signs, types of abuse, the cycle of abuse, and quizzes for teens to determine whether they are experiencing or inflicting abuse, a live chat feature that connects youth with a peer advocate 24/7, videos, a blog, and more. In addition to the live chat, Love is Respect connects youth to the National Dating Abuse Helpline at 1-866-331-9474 or 1-866-331-8453. Youth can also reach out for help by texting “loveis” to 22522.
Users pick up to six friends to join their circle. Features include Come Get Me, which sends a text to your circle of friends with your exact location using GPS coordinates. Another option, Call Me, sends a text to your circle that says. “Call and pretend you need me. I need an interruption.” The app also connects users to national hotlines and has helpful links to information about sexuality, relationships and safety.
One feature called Time to Leave is designed to give you a quick out with a fake call. It sounds like it’s your mom or sibling interrupting you with an urgent request. There are several preprogrammed “interruption messages” such as, “Hey, I’m locked out, can you come let me in.” Another feature, called Expect Me, will alert a friend if you don’t show up to a destination when you’re expected. Angel Drink is a quick way to signal to a waiter or waitress that you want help to exit a situation or separate yourself from a person who is making you feel uncomfortable.
The ultimate app that offers peace of mind when dating. Go on dates knowing that your Safe Mates have got your back.
How does it work?
- Add your date plans into the app
- Privately choose Safe Mates from your contacts
- Set a Safe Time to check-in after your date finishes
- Simply check-in once your date finishes before your Safe Time
- When you check-in, your Safe Mates don’t get notified
- If you don’t, your Safe Mates are sent the details of your date