A common social activity in many parts of the world is dating. While the specifics vary between each culture, dating is a common practice to help find a suitable partner and share the rest of their lives together. However, dating has its pros and cons. One of the biggest cons is dating violence. If not addressed, this dating violence leads to domestic violence after marriage.

Hence, Real Research launched a survey to know public opinion on dating violence. Respondents answered questions on how to prevent dating violence. In addition, the survey asked voters question like ‘have you ever experienced dating violence?’. Here are the results.


  • 55.38% say their partners check their phone and social media frequently
  • 30.96% say that people in their 20s are most vulnerable to dating violence
  • Individual or family background issues cause dating violence

12.18% Say Their Partners Restrict Their Dressing

To begin the survey, respondents shared their opinion on their experience of dating violence. A majority of 66.30% said they have experienced dating violence while 33.70% have not.

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Figure 1: 33.70% Have Never Experienced Dating Violence

Furthermore, the survey asked respondents what form of dating abuse they have experienced. Answers are as follows: checking my mobile frequently (55.38%), restricting how I dress (12.18%), constantly checking on me (5.90%), suspecting that I am seeing someone (4.01%), and emotional abuse (3.85%).

Following that, the next question inquired how soon did they experience dating violence since they started dating. On his, 49.32% said as soon as they started dating, and 19.27% said between 1 to 4 months. Moreover, 10.63% said it started a year later while 7.65% said 5 to 8 months.

Similarly, the next question asks what steps did they take when they experienced dating violence. Here, 43.25% said they told parents and friends, 14.14% said ‘act firmly’, 13.91% said ‘collect evidence’, and 6.08% said ‘call the police’.

78.97% Believe Dating Violence Leads to Marriage Violence

Next, the survey asked what age group is at high risk for experiencing dating violence. In response, 39.84% said children in their ‘10s’, 30.96% said ‘20s’, and 11.18% said ‘30s’. Likewise, 4.92% said ‘40s’, 4.42% said ‘50s’, and 8.67% said ‘above 60s’.

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Figure 2: 39.84% Said Age 10s are Most Vulnerable to Dating violence

Following after, the survey asks about the causes of dating violence. In response, 44.07% said those who use violence feel they have control over their partner. Moreover, 19.12% said complex reasons such as individual and family background. Adding on, 10.44% said lack of awareness of the seriousness of this issue, and 9.22% said lack of punishment. Lastly, 5.36% believe lack of punishment for those who commit violence.

7.58% Say Gender Equality Programs Are Needed To Prevent Dating Violence 

Likewise, the survey asked respondents if they think dating violence leads to domestic violence after marriage. In reply, 78.97% said ‘yes’ and 21.03% said ‘no’.

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Figure 3: Around 80% Said Dating Violence Gets Worse Every Year

Following this, the next question asks if respondents like to marry their partner despite their violent behavior. In answer, 59.79% said ‘yes’ and 40.21% said ‘no’. Accordingly, the next question asks why they would want to marry their partner. Here, 68.31% said they feel they still love their partner, 13.29% believe their partner will change, and 6.10% said they always thought to marry each other. Lastly, 5.61% said they missed the time to leave their partner.

To conclude, the survey asks respondents if they think dating violence gets worse every year.  A majority of 78.07% of respondents said ‘yes’ while 21.93% said ‘no’. The last question asks what policies will help to prevent dating violence.

Here are the answers: a rapid police investigation (45.82%), strengthening legal actions against those committing violence (17.81%), promotional campaigns (10.77%), a gender equality awareness program (7.58%), and providing protection and support to victims of violence (3.38%).


Survey TitlePublic Opinion on Dating Violence
DurationFebruary 16 – February 23, 2022
Number of Participants50,000
DemographicsMales and females, aged 21 to 99
Participating Countries Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, China (Hong Kong) China (Macao), China (Taiwan), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greanada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Maldives, Maluritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar [Burma], Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.