Dating conflicts: Rethinking dating violence and youth conflict

Madelaine Adelman, Sang Hea Kil

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Dating couples are tied to each other's friends who have expectations about dating, such as who constitutes an acceptable date and how to balance friendship and dating. We explore the place of friends in dating conflicts (i.e., conflicts and violence associated with heterosexual teen dating) and ask: (a) How are friends implicated in teen dating/violence not only as targets or confidants, but also as participants in conflict that stems from their friends' relationships, and (b) in what ways do dating conflicts conserve or challenge the power of gender and sexual conformity that underlies heterosexual dating and dating violence?

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1296-1318
Number of pages23
JournalViolence Against Women
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007


  • Dating violence
  • Gender
  • Youth conflict

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Law


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