Im 18 dating 23 year old

Dear Reader, We've received more questions about statutory rape concerning age-gap distinctions, so I'll try to answer what I didn't cover in the previous article on statutory rape. Dear Panel, If a minor has sex with a minor – for example: a 17 year guy having sex with a 17 year old girl – is that statutory rape since they are both of "legal" age to have sex?– Ashley female, age 17, USA Dear Ashley, If both people having consensual sex are the same age, it's not statutory rape.And if you're asking about sex, the age of consent in Maine is 16, and therefore it is legal (but not advisable, in my opinion) for a 16 year old to have sex with a 23 year old.

At 18 you're still a baby and new to adulting (typically) while at 25 you're at a different stage of life. Of course when I was a Junior and Senior in high school, I was a full time college student at a near by University.

It just seems like youd hit a lot of bumps and you wouldn't have too too much life experience in common. We are still dating and celebrating happy 10 months today actually!

Dear Panel, I am currently 17 and my girlfriend is 16.

We have our birthdays on the same day which is March 25. Can anyone besides her call Statutory Rape on me including her parents?

I would suggest being friends and getting to know each other before you label it as anything.

In reality it's not about what other people think...I want to know if just dating him is illegal or if my mom was just trying to scare me because she didn't like the other guy. – Confused in Kansas feamle, age 21, USA Dear Confused in Kansas, Dating (without sex) is legal regardless of your age. Your mother might have been scaring you because she is alarmed that you show a pattern of dating children when you're supposed to be an adult.Dear Not Sure, Anyone can "be" with anyone else, regardless of age; it's a Constitutional right (known as "the right of the people peaceably to assemble") given to Americans in the First Amendment.A 25-year old has already passed those milestones, and he is probably exposed to many situations that you are not legally ready to experience.And if you're below the age of consent, sex with someone your age could land him in to jail.But it may be confusing to some people about the term "minor" and the concept of when it is "legal" to have sex. I read that as long as there is no more than 3 years' difference, it is legal. – Confused female, age 16, USA Dear Confused, It is illegal to have sex with him, because the age of consent in California is 18.

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