We use an internal messaging system specifically for young adults who need to contact a peer advocate — it is NOT a general chat messenger such as MSN Messenger, AIM, Yahoo Live Chat, Gchat or i Chat.
If your situation is serious, we recommend calling or chatting first. Loveisrespect Text for Help Services are sponsored by Mary Kay Inc.But do get out in the world — talk to people, go places, learn stuff, try things.It's what makes you the kind of person your eventual partner will actually want to be with.”—Kate“If you are only dating [someone] because you don't want to be alone, or you feel like you are ‘supposed’ to be with someone at this point in your life — run the other way.It's when we play games that things get harder than they need to be and [those] who respond to the playing of games are players. If [they're] into you, [they] will show up.”—Christina“Be open to finding love when you least suspect it.We don't want them anyway."—Aly“[People] who aren't available — no matter how great the excuse is — aren't worth your time. Spend your twenties investing in yourself — living the best life you can fathom and cultivating yourself into someone with things to talk about, hobbies and passions, someone who has traveled and stretched beyond childhood comforts and familiarities.Text* loveis (capitalization does not matter) to 22522.You will receive a response from a peer advocate prompting you for your question.After you and your advocate come up with ideas for your situation, the advocate will review them with you and can connect you to a local resource, if you’d like.We receive a variety of questions from teens and 20-somethings all over the country. ” No relationship question is off limits, too crazy or embarrassing. All conversations with peer advocates via phone, chat or text are free and confidential.You will never be asked for your name or other contact information, but an advocate may ask for your age and city to find local resources for you.