Question: Is It Wrong To Date A 17 Year Old?

Is it weird to date a 17 year old at 19?

Your dating relationship is not necessarily the problem.

Simply “dating” someone under age (under 18 in most states) is not a crime.

However, a sexual relationship, even if totally consensual is a crime..

Is it OK for a 17 to date 15?

Similar to above, as long as it’s not sexual it’s fine. 15 year olds should not be having sex. Seems like an arbitrary restriction. Arbitrary restrictions have to be placed somewhere for the law.

Is it OK to date a 17 year old?

A: It’s legal for anyone to “date” anyone else. The law is not concerned with dating, but is concerned with sex. … It is technically legal for a 22 year old to have a sexual relationship with a 17 year old; however, it still not a good idea. First, a 17 year old is still a minor.

Is it bad for a 20 year old to date a 17?

There is nothing illegal about a 20 year old dating a 17 year old. However, the 17 year old’s parents could stop her from dating.

Can a 17 year old date someone over 21?

17: It is legal for a person to have sex with someone who is under the age of consent so long as both parties are at least 14 years old and under 21 years old. However, if the defendant is 21 years old or older and the victim is under the age of 17, then it is second degree statutory rape or statutory sodomy.

What age gap is too big?

A relationship age gap bigger than 10 years often comes with its own set of issues. “While there are always exceptions to rules, a good rule to remember is that dating someone more than 10 years older will present challenges now or later that add to the preexisting challenges any relationship has,” he says.

Is 18 and 21 a bad age gap?

Is 18 and 21 a big age gap for dating? No, not really. I dated my fiance when I was 19 – he was 24. So long as the 18yo is actually over 18, it’s perfectly fine.

How much of an age gap is OK?

According to the rule, the age of the younger partner (regardless of gender) should be no less than seven more than half the older partner’s age. Martin, then, shouldn’t date anyone younger than 26 and a half; Lawrence shouldn’t go above 34. The rule is widely cited, but its origins are hard to pin down.

Is a 20 year old dating an 18 year old weird?

Larry Jerome Couture. People, in most states, who are 18 or older are considered adults. It is not illegal for an adult to date another adult. Further, even if one of the people is under the age of 18 they can date as long as their parents consent to the dating…

Is 17 and 20 a big age difference?

20 is an adult; 17 is not. Therefore, a 20 year old should not be dating a 17 year old. At this time in your life, 3 years makes a maturity and legal difference. If you are an adult dating an adult, 3 years is insignificant.

What’s the oldest a 17 year old can date?

you can “date” any one you want to, but if you mean “hook up” with as in have consensual sex with, your legal age group would be 16-23. you might want to avoid anyone who will turn 24 before you turn 18.

Is 17 and 21 a big age difference?

If you think it’s too much of an age gap, it’s probably too much of an age gap. Think of how you were at seventeen, and how different you are at 21. It’s a big difference. No, actually it isn’t.