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jade's avatar

Is it illegal for a 17 year old girl to date a 14 year old boy?

Asked by jade (4points) October 7th, 2008

a lot of people are telling me its wrong. but i really care about this guy.what should i do?

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syz's avatar

Only if you have sex.

jade's avatar

yeah thats what people are saying but if we dont then its not illegal?

syz's avatar

You can date whoever you want. Why you would possibly want to date a 14 yr old is beyond me, but hey, whatever rocks your boat.

cyreb7's avatar

I am 17 years old, and have been dating a 19 year old for 2 years now. We haven’t been arrested yet.

Magnus's avatar

Only if you have sex and go boasting about it to a police officer.

zina's avatar

My understanding is that this really only applies (or maybe is only enforced) when one person is a minor and the other is not – as in, 14 and 17 is ok, but next year when you’re 15 and 18, it’s not. This depends on sex laws in your state, of course – some places may have a minimum age, or make exceptions for this statutory rape rule (above) if the age difference is less than a few years, etc (so that a 17 and 18 year old couple wouldn’t get in trouble). Check for your area!

susanc's avatar

Yes, check for your state, and then if you have to wait to get in his pants, wait.

Wait anyway, maybe. I bet he’s a sweetie, but he’s a kid, too. And actually, you’re not very old either. There’s a LOT of time. It might be fun to mean it when you use the word “date”,
and save the Other Thing for later.

gailcalled's avatar

If I were the mother of the 14-yr-old boy, I would have some concerns about him dating a 17-yr-old. Ninth grade and eleventh or or twelfth grade?

cheebdragon's avatar

that’s a little awkward…..

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flameboi's avatar

both are under age so is not

Anaphase's avatar

@flameboi Actually, I’m pretty sure 17 is the age of consent in most places.

flameboi's avatar

Mmmm, I thought it was 18, thank you anaphase :)

Anaphase's avatar

Ages of Consent

It’s seventeen in Texas, where I live.

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