It only means that they can consent to having sex. I do not know how close to age 18 she is, but there is no law against dating, and just to be sure, I suggest not having sex until she is age 18. If they are just advising that it is unwise to be involved with a legal child, that is one thing. In our house, we were the law. Therefore, you may, as a 21 year old, date your 17 year old girlfriend. A male reader, anonymous, writes 2 February 2009 : As has been said.
Don't expect much from this relationship. So it seems that its the same in the states but we simply have a specific term for it. Go for it, but make sure her parents know and are ok with it. But you are both very young and there is a larger gap lifewise between the two of you than there would be if you were 31 and she 27. Until she reaches the age of majority or is recognized as a capable adult through the termination of parental rights, her parents have the statutory right to physical possession of their child and the duty of control and reasonable discipline. But like I said it could be worse and if she makes you happy go for it. It doesn't really bother me, but I know the social implications that will go along with that.
Your parents can get him and you into deep hot water if they report this to the police. Hell, I'm only 19 and I'd have serious doubts about dating a 16-year-old. A male reader, , writes 1 February 2009 : In most countries in the world a 21 year old guy dating a 15 year old girl would be be considered absolutely normal - almost encouraged. Granted I'm not looking for sex. As long as they don't have any kind of physical sex with eachother, its perfectly fine.
I know below 14 is a bigger deal in Texas, but I've known more than one guy to get into serious trouble for having sex with 16 year old girls. So cover your bases before you make it to them and you should be good. Just get consent before you touch her! My cousin is 21, going on 22 in August. But I'm afraid of what others, and my family would think if I started to date her. I keep telling him it's wrong but he says age is just a number and no age difference will come between him and his true love.
First of all, if you are the 17 year old, please keep in mind that your actions as a minor can and most likely will impact your future, his future and your parents' future. They invite me to a lot of occasions, dinner and drinks every week or so. However, since the 17-year-old is a minor, Mom and Dad are in charge. Is it the same as the law for Texas? At least that's how it works here in Nevada. You don't call it rape if someone under the age of consent has sex with someone older? I am dating a 23 year old and I was just wondering if it was against the law.
I've been to dinner with her family many times, and they like me a lot. If Mom and Dad are okay with you dating, then there's nothing for you to worry about. As has also been said, in most civilised countries a person can have sex at 16 onwards because most people are smart enough to be able to know if they want to have a penis in their vagina by that age. I am 14 and will be 15 in November. We are not sexual at all, but we do kiss and hold hands. If her parents are very involved in her life, they might not approve of their daughter dating an older guy at that age. Take it slow just hang out and when she is 18 and you are still into her go for it! We arent having sexual intercourse and we do really care about each other.
I started dating this girl that is 17 years old and well am a lil concern about her age. And since there is such an age disparity and it places her at a disadvantage with regards to maturity, access to alcohol, status, etc. I just did some looking around, and theres no term for underage relationships. In Australia, underage sex is called statutory rape as the above poster said. In every state, there are laws that cover sex and sexual contact between minors and adults and what is considered illegal. Cedmln Isn't it legal for them to have some types of sex? We're not currently seeing each other, but it seems to be going that way.
Tiny variations in the facts, or a fact not set forth in a question, often can change a legal outcome or an attorney's conclusion. If the guy is 18, the femal by law needs to be over 18 too. For some reason, 23-19 seems a lot worse than 29-25, even though it's the same age difference. A female reader, , writes 1 February 2009 : Just think about this. Things like chilling out with him without parental consent if that's considered kidnapping or against the law where he can get into trouble? What happens when something happens and her daddy isn't happy about it? I started to date my gf when she was 17 and I was 21 now we've been goin out for almost 5yrs and she's the love if my life and I'm planning on asking her to marry me this year. Some guys would rather face a firing squad.
It isn't about sex so I would say that it is alright. Yeah, I assume it's something similar in the states. Why cant you find a girl your age? I don't know about American law, but in Australia, they can be allowed to have a relationship theres no term for it legally, or I would have heard of it by now :P but they won't be legally allowed to have sex read: they still can, but can't tell anyone about it. Legality aside, you are an adult. Also, if she lives with her parents, they do have a right to control her movements on dating issues.