Honeymoon is an award-winning video game about healthy dating relationships designed to help young people recognize what constitutes healthy or unhealthy relationships.
In Honeymoon the player experiences their "first crush" as the player guides their on-screen character through the "honeymoon phase" of a new dating relationship. This approach to allowing young people to safely experience a dating relationship through a video game is an evidence-based approach to changing unhealthy beliefs or attitudes regarding relationship and gender norms.
Young people seeking to better understand dating relationships can play Honeymoon to learn for themselves how the story's outcome changes based on their decisions.
Parents seeking an effective approach to talking with their children about dating relationships can play Honeymoon and ask their children to play it as well. Afterwards, they can then have a productive conversation about issues raised in the game.
Educators seeking an effective and affordable classroom resource to help prevent teen dating violence can use Honeymoon in the classroom in conjunction with lesson plans designed for classroom use. Honeymoon includes the option to select the episode of their choosing to allow classrooms to focus on a specific aspect of the game. (Please note that we advise that the entire game be played through in one sitting first in order to gain the full benefit from Honeymoon's narrative.)
Honeymoon has several different endings - can you see how your decisions impact the outcome?
Note: In Honeymoon you select your gender as well as the gender of your crush, a helpful reminder that dating abuse can affect anybody regardless of gender or sexual orientation.