Age of Consent & Underage Relationships
Teen Dating

Can a 15-year-old date someone over 21?

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September 12, 2011 2:31PM

Well i don't know the real answer to this one but im a 15 teen year old dating a 21 year old and i love him very much, we don't have sex so he wont go to jail! I think that if u guyz are not messing around it is okay to be with each other i want to marry this guy, so this shows people out there that young people can be in love with older guyz and it does work out! M0ms never say no to your daugther if she loves someone it might even destory there life!

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There are no laws regarding dating. There are laws regarding the age at which one can have sex. Dating and sex (though closely related) are two different issues. But as a minor, the 15-year-old's parents have the right to decide who she/he can/can't spend time with. So, if they're okay with you dating, there's nothing to worry about. But, if not...

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I think if you are just dating and not fooling around,then the guy won't go to jail and you can still date.Just as long as there is no sexual activity the law can't say anything. Just as long as it is strictly dating. Because I think if my mom thought I was dating someone that age she wouldn't mind just as long as he was not pressuring you to do anything or ask you to do anything.

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Here's the problem with a minor dating an adult. Assuming there is no sexual activity, or the state law does not apply to consensual sexual relations, there are still laws in ALL states that can be used to prosecute an adult who enters into ANY relationship with a minor. Some of which are, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, corruption of the morals of a minor, subjecting a minor to pornography, coercion and/or intimidation by a person in power or in authority, and many, many others. Add to this the parent(s) or legal guardian who disapprove of the situation being able to pursue criminal and/or civil remedies, you have a very serious and somewhat "dangerous" situation.