Is it illegal in Ohio for a 17-year-old to date a 30-year-old?

I dislike the way this person answered your question, their opinions don't count, if you wanted someones opinion you would have went to a chatroom right? I believe it is legal unless your parents really push it, and if they do, you will be 18 soon and if he loves you he will wait. I'll tell you the same thing I told someone else on the board: Is it legal to date him? Probably. Can your parents stop you from seeing him if they don't approve of the relationship? Probably. Like it or not, until you're 18, you're a minor. That means your parents have the right to decide who you can/can't spend time with. But the bigger issue here is why would a 30 year old man want to date a 17 year old girl? Most (and I'd venture as far as to say *all*) normal, well-adjusted 30 year old men would balk at the idea of having this kind of relationship with someone who's half their age. Most adult men who date young girls, do it because (1) they are very immature themselves--and immature men don't make for very good life partners and/or (2) young girls are easier to control--big, big warning there! Now I know you're probably saying 'but it's not like that with us'. Honey, we all want to think we're the exception to the rule, but very few of us are :) Be smart! Listen to your head as well as your heart.