The Center provided counseling, advocacy, prevention and training services to more than 28,000 people in 2015. The Center’s 24-hour rape crisis and support hotline is 216-619-6192 (call/text) or ### Please see a list of events in our community that Cleveland Rape Crisis Center will participate in to raise awareness about rape and sexual abuse during Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
That’s what brought her to the Venngage headquarters on a Wednesday evening in January. A study with the potential for love at the end of it. Surprisingly, the very thing she had decided not to do anymore–talk to a stranger she was matched with online with the purpose of falling in love. She was going to use a “love hack” to make a connection. The article presented a quiz comprised of 36 questions that supposedly lead to love–or, at least, an accelerated feeling of intimacy between strangers.
The idea was that if you sat down with a perfect stranger and exchanged these 36 questions, you would have shared enough intimate information with them to create a feeling of closeness in just one conversation.
Three chances to give it a shot before she made a judgement about whether or not she liked online dating. Rather than meeting good matches, she found herself with people she would never have decided to go out with if she had met them in person first, because they had nothing in common. Something about the context of online dating platforms just didn’t click with her.
What’s more, the amount of inappropriate and sometimes downright degrading messages she would get from guys was enough to turn her off dating services. The context felt too much like you were selling yourself to strangers. She decided to adopt a “just say yes” attitude–now, when opportunities for exciting and unusual experiences arose in real life, she would throw herself in head-first, just so see what happens.
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However, I probably don’t have to tell you that too much can be dangerous—especially privacy with someone of the opposite sex.
Ask yourself: If you were at home and your spouse was not, would you invite over someone of the opposite sex, to have a conversation in the privacy of your bedroom?
Especially in the privacy of your bedroom with the door locked and window shades drawn?
Most likely—and hopefully—your answer is a firm, “No!
CLEVELAND, OH – Cleveland Rape Crisis Center today kicks off Sexual Assault Awareness Month by launching two new ways for survivors of rape and sexual abuse to access help and support: by texting 216-619-6192 or by online chat at These services complement the Center’s Crisis and Support Hotline (216-619-6192) which it has operated since 1974.