Dating Bill of Rights

Both partners have equal rights in healthy relationships!  Check out the list below.  Use it to help you feel empowered to create your own Dating Bill of Rights!
  1. I have the right to ask for a date without feeling attacked if the answer is no. I can accept or refuse a date without feeling guilty.
  2. I give myself the right not to act macho or seductively.
  3. If I want physical closeness, I have the right to ask, and to say YES if asked.
  4. If I do not want physical closeness, I have the right to say NO.
  5. I have the right to start a relationship slowly.
  6. I have a right to an equality-based relationship.
  7. I have the right to acknowledge a changing relationship or end a relationship that is not working without feeling guilty.
  8. I have the right to be myself without being expected to change.
  9. I have the right not to dominate, or be dominated.
  10. I have the right to change my goals whenever I want.

(adapted from Dating Bill of Rights by the Domestic Violence Advocacy Program of Family Resources, Inc.)