Can a 16-year-old live with her boyfriend without parental consent?

Your parents probably want to restrict that kind of behavior because they know that it can only lead to problems for you when you get older. Why would you want to hurt the people who love you and are attempting to look out for your best interests? The simple reality is, at 16 you really don't know what you'll be like when you finally "grow up". As a mature person, you might actually end up growing morals and look back at this kind of behavor with a great amount of guilt. At 16, you are pretty much one big hormone factory, and your brain has no way of controlling your behavior. That's what parent's are for. No, a 16-year old is below the age of majority in all states, and therefore must legally remain in the custody of the parents or guardian until the state's legal age of majority is reached.