Doesn't matter if you are "mature looking", what matters is that from a legal standpoint your boyfriend is risking possible felony charges and a life of being branded a sex offender if the two of you do anything more than hold hands. If it's meant to be, then he should be able to wait a couple years, until you are legally an adult.
I wouldn't say it is bad or wrong, although I don't think it is about this or whether you look mature for your age. If this fellow you are dating loves you as much as he says, then I'm sure he can wait two more years until you are 18.
Well, Sabrina. Start asking questions like it it's even legal. Some states don't allow it. And if people see you with an older guy then it might give out the wrong expression and consider that twenty-one year old the next pedo bear c: But if you think your mature enough then go right ahead!(;
It doesn't really matter how mature you "look" or how mature you think you are, you are still a minor. In the eyes of the law (which are the only eyes that matter at this point) it is illegal. It does not matter if your parents are okay with it. All it takes is for one little thing to go wrong and your parents can press charges against this guy. Another adult can make a;legations which in turn will have to be investigated. If you have done anything more than hold hands, yes even a kiss, he can go to prison as a sex offender. That means that after he serves his time, he will have to register with the police where he lives every year on his birthday FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE. He will have the label "sex offender" for the rest of his life...in the eyes of the law he will be lumped right in there with people who sexually abuse small children.
It does not matter if it is consensual between the two of you. In the eyes of the law you are a minor and are not old enough to make that decision. (more in comments)
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The folks above nailed it! Forget morality (which makes this even more wrong), to the law, he is taking advantage of you. I don't care how old you look or act. If ANYTHING physical takes place between you two, he goes to PRISON, not jail. You are effectively a death sentence to him. If you love him, be friends until you are 18. It's not that long. My wife was 16 when we met, and that's precisely what we did.