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Can a 13 year old be in relationship with a 16 year old?

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2010-04-10 06:57:10
2010-04-10 06:57:10

They can be, as long as they don't have sex, because otherwise it would be illegal because the 13 year old is underage and in some places, so is the 16 year old.

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Yes, a 13 year old can date a 16 year old, but they can't have a sexual relationship because that is illegal.


Each state is different on their child consent laws. It will be fine if a 13 year old dates a 16 year old if no sexual relationship is involved.


There's nothing wrong with being in love, but a 13 year old and a 16 year old are at very different stages in their lives. A 13 year old could be thinking about transferring into high school and also not mature enough for a relationship yet whereas a 16 year old has their focus on driving, academics, preparing for their future, and looking for a more serious relationship.


A 13 can love a 16 year old, but not date them or have a relationship. They have to be friends. The age of consent in most states is 16 and in others it is 18. This means, depending on where you live, the 16 year old is at the age of consent, but the 13 year old isn't. The 13 year old is considered a minor and should the 16 year old do more than be friends he/she could get into trouble because it is illegal. This is why I say you can love from afar, but do nothing more.


Not as such, provided there is no sexual intercourse involved in the relationship.


what can i do to make a relationship between a 16 year old and a 22 year old legal


It is legal enough to be friends with a 13 year old as long as there arte no bjections from the parents. However it is illegal under any circumstance to have a sexual relationship with a 13 year old


Yes, 13 is a minor. Any activity with a minor is illegal if you're over 16.


No. Depending on the state where they live the age of consent figures into the dating/relationship. The age of consent is 16 in many states and 18 in others. This means that the 13 year old in all states is considered a minor and it also means that the 16 year old could get into trouble for dating a minor. The fact that one is 13 makes it illegal.





It is illegal for a 16 year old to date a 28 year old man!


Weird, but legal. Don't attempt to date my 13 year old. She is years from being ready to date and then NOT someone that much older. It WILL NOT happen! You are too different in ages and life experiences. A 13 year old is still playing with dolls and training bras. Is this what you are looking for in a relationship? A 16 year old is far too mature to be interested in a 13 year old.


Neither is the age of consent in Florida. There could be criminal charges involved.



Yes, you could be since you are both underage!! There are no laws about dating. However, the 16 year old is the age of consent in most states and the 13 is way under that. Not a good idea, particularly if the 13 year old (they are young and immature) gets mad and accuses the older one of doing something, whether they did or not. Not worth the risk!


Well, what happens is this. A 13 and 16 year old have a baby and their parents end up raising it!





No, in many states such a relationship is criminalized.


No. The 16 year old, depending on where they live, are at the age of consent and could get into trouble going out with a 13 year old. In some states the age of consent is 16 while in others it is 18. This makes a difference. Either way the 13 year old is considered a minor child and it is illegal for them to date.





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