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Is it legal in Missouri for a 17 year old to date a 21 year old can the 21 year old get in any legal trouble?


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Answered 2010-03-24 18:50:00

It's legal, the age of consent in Missouri is 17.

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Dating is not legislated. Sexual contact is. In Missouri, the age of consent is 17, in Indiana it is 16, so there should not be any legal issues.


No you must be 18 to date him. It is illegal to date anybody under the age of 18 u can get in a lot of trouble


That is not nice if any one finds out you wiil be in trouble


no it isnt. sorry but he is too old and can get into legal trouble if he is caught


What's the definition of a date? It's always legal to go to dinner or a movie provided that you aren't trying to get the 16 year old girl into an X or R rated movie. Do you plan on some heavy forplay? That might get you into trouble.


There are no laws about dating, so date away. Sexual contact would not be legal and it could be trouble.


dating is legal but it may be insecure as unmatured age is opposed with a mentally and physically matured one.


Opinions will vary on whether a 16 year old can date someone that is 20. Legally, the 16 year old is still a minor. The 20 year old can get into legal trouble for this situation.


There are no laws about what age you have to be to date, so it is legal. There are laws about sexual activity depending on the state. In most places you have to be at least 16 to consent, if not 17 or 18.


Age of consent is 17 so you can give legal consent to sex but only your parents decide of you are allowed to date since there are no laws for that.


{| |- | There are no laws about dating ages. In Missouri the legal age of sexual consent is 17, so there could be problems. It isn't a good idea, the difference in ages would indicate that the older one only has one thing in mind. |}


It is legal statutory rape is 21 and 14 . On either side male or female. But if you are considering intercourse....the legal age of consent is 17 for both.


"Dating" isn't the problem. It's what you do on the dates that can get the 24 year old in trouble and even sent to prison.


it is legal to date, there are no laws about what age you have to be to date in any state. There are laws about sexual activity depending on the state. In most places you have to be at least 16 to consent, if not 17 or 18.


Yes it is legal to date...It is not, however, legal to do anything sexual


it is legal to date yes...but in most states in the us it is not legal to have sex


It is not illegal for you to date. However, if he were to go further than holding hands, he could get into trouble. The age of consent is 16.


No, there are no laws for dating in the US so ask her parents. Sex is not legal until the minor is 17yo.





It's perfectly legal to DATE as long as the parents are okay with it.


umm i think he should get in legal trouble because that is very bad but u would get into trouble


Yes, but if you guys plan to have sex, It will be illegal when she turns 18. She will be the only one to get in trouble though.