Laws on adults dating minors
I’m a 17 year old female who has a deep friendship with a 47 year old man.
We’re not in a sexual relationship and both have agreed to wait until I turn 18 to decide if we will have a sexual relationship or not. But the problem is we want to be boyfriend and girlfriend.
Most importantly, you need to be able to come up with enforceable rules and limits that work for your family.
There are no laws regulating who can date whom in the United States.
I know the law and I know this is probably frowned upon.
But I just don’t know how to deal with my feelings for him. Generally there are no specific laws saying who you can date and who you can’t date.
Limits governing sexual contact between two minors vary from allowing two to four years' difference.
Without parental approval the relationship would be unlawful.They say that they will press charges on me, but what could they convict me for if we are not having sex or any type of sexual activity? That said, if they force her/convince her/coerce her to trump up a charge against you involving nearly any sexual activity, however slight, as in a trial I did in the 1990's,you will probably end up regretting bothering with her.It is definitely not illegal for a an eighteen year old to take a fifteen year old to the movies, etc. She may be great company, but you had better be sure.At her age Her parents can control where she goes and who she sees.Under the.facts you gave a DA would not file charges.
As long as the parents of minor children don't object and no sexual contact of any sort occurs, teens can date anyone of any age.