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Is it true that its illegal to date if one of you are younger than 18, while the other is 18 or older?

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why yes it is in florida my state

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I'm thinking

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Yep.

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It depends on what state you live in. Some states it is ok if both parties are at least 16.

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How many states can you do that in?
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What about in England? Do u know?
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I'm not sure about England. I know for sure Florida is ok.
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but the first answer said it was illegal...
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Yes it is illegal. Why are you asking?

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I was just wandering... But I'm guessing if no one found out you can't be punished.... What is the punishment?
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Not really sure about the punishment I think the older person will have to register as a sex offender (I think).
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They go to jail.
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maybe register as a sex offender (not sure though).
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They don't get a warning? Is it only illegal if you have sex with them, or is dating in general illegal?
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So if a senior in highschool who is 18 dates a junior who is 17 the older student is commuting a crime? No.
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Well I am pretty sure it is just sex (google to be sure).
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Well since you said dating i thought you also meant sex to.
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oo... so is it illegal to date and not have sex, or illegal all together?
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yes its called statutory rape, if the parents want to press charges

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Well what if the parents like the guy and they know there child really likes the other, and vise versa?
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It's only statutory rape if sex is involved. The question asked about dating.
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@AgNuke what do you think happens on date?
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A date does not necessarily involve sex. I dated in highschool and college, but I never had sex until I got married. So no dating does not imply having sex.
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Do you really think most people wait until their married? @AgNuke
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Do you really think every single person has sex before marriage? I'm just saying just because 2 people are dating, you can't just claim statutory rape because of the dating without proving they actually had sex.
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It isn't illegal but it is unwise. Some girls under 18 have claimed that their sex was not consensual when they got mad at the guy which has caused him all sorts of problems with the law--in fact, the law says a girl or boy under 18 is not capable of giving consent.

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no but its illegal to have -ummm- "intercourse" with them... that means the older person is doing it with a minor

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I know what intercourse is.! Haha
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a person under 18 is not considered to be able to make an adult decision. meaning if an adult trys to date you, he is considered to be taking advantage of a child. once you add sex to the equation, then you start to enter the truly illegal stuff.

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Ok jw
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if your bf or gf is older than 18 and if your under 18 they can get in trouble and be sent to jail because you would be a minor

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O... I was he btw
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Whoops meant jw not he lol
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Yes.

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Date, no. Having sex is considered statutory rape by the older person in many states though.

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Do dating is fine as long as there is no sex?
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I'm sure dating is fine in all states.
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There may be a threshold, though. I'm not saying any age over 18 is okay with a minor. But in general, it's okay.
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Depends on where you're from. In
Australia, there's allowed to be a two-year gap between couples. An 18-year-old can date a 16-year-old, but a 15-year-old is statutory rape.

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No. It's illegal to have sexual intercourse with a minor if you're an adult, but it is okay to date someone older than 18 if you are a minor. As long as you do not have sexual intercourse.

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states have different laws regarding this matter you could look up the statute for your state to be sure but remember if he is 18 and you are not your parents can still get a restraining order against him because you are a minor, so no its not necessarily illegal

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It depends on the state you are recently living at. Dating isn't really illegal unless you do sexual intercourse.

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well yes it is...well depending on where you live...but here it's illegal...just most people don't care enough to make a big deal about...well until it's too late....

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