Is it legal for a 16-year-old to date a 22-year-old without parent permission in West Virginia if no sex is involved?

If you are the 22 year old, be particularly careful to be in the public eye at all times. If you are a teacher or other adult in charge of the 16 year old, then you should not consider a date at all. The 16 year old can bring charges against you that can lead to legal difficulties, including being labeled a sex offender. This may not seem possible when things are going well, but could be a problem later.