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Is it legal for a 17 year old date an 18 year old in Texas?


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Answered 2011-09-13 02:43:17

yes it is, the legal age in Texas is 17 :)

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Theres no law against the dating part, but the legal age of consent in Texas is 17.


If your conserned about it why don't you just wait till she turns 18 to be sure.


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