His mother knew that we were dating and didn't care.We are both Christians and we do not believe in premarital sex.To tell men NOT to feel this way would be akin to telling them not to breathe.Now, I don’t always agree with all of the conclusions that Rudder draws from his Ok Cupid data.I want to know if just dating him is illegal or if my mom was just trying to scare me because she didn't like the other guy. Confused in Kansas feamle, age 21, USA Dear Confused in Kansas, Dating (without sex) is legal regardless of your age. Your mother might have been scaring you because she is alarmed that you show a pattern of dating children when you're supposed to be an adult.
"Age of consent" and "age of majority" are sometimes legally distinct, depending on where you live: Dear Panel, I am 16 and I am dating an 18 year old. If someone were to press charges against him for statutory rape, the two years' age difference would make him guilty of a misdemeanor, which carries lesser penalties than If he were three years older, when it would be a felony.
I have read the penal codes and they are confusing so I thought I would ask you about it.
Could you please tell me everything and maybe show me laws to give me a little more confidence? Dear Jeff, It seems arbitrary that sex with your girlfriend becomes illegal when you reach your eighteenth birthday, but it's true.
I can't tell you "everything" because I don't know everything, but I researched the relevant California penal codes at Ageof
A lawyer or your local District Attorney could answer any more questions you have.