But there are laws governing who you can have sex with. Any statements made by me are based upon the limited facts you have presented, and under the premise that you will consult with a local attorney. Having said that, a guy at 41 squiring a woman of 23 is far more controversial than a 71-year-old man dating a 53-year-old woman. Playboy founder Hugh Heffner has several girlfriends, most of them half a century his junior. For one thing, most people do not want their relationship to be the equivalent of gossip tabloid fodder among their own social circles.Next
So I'm really into a sophomore in high school who's 16, turning 17 this October. So, all of that being said, if you and your friend would like to be involved in a romantic relationship, just make sure you're not doing anything that could get him into trouble. A: The law allows the parents to make decisions on whether to allow their child to date and who to date. Thanks for reading and hopefully providing some feedback. Oregon law - like the wisest writers on sexuality - doesn't recognize a distinction here.
A 19 year old boy can date a 16 year old girl, but he cannot have any sexual contact with her or he runs the risk of being charged with sexual assault of a minor. In Oregon, this clause allows minors who are within three years of their partner's age to consent in a sexual relationship. You need to really, really make an effort to get her family to accept you, and grow to like, and eventually love you. A year may feel like a long time right now, but you will too soon discover that a year is merely a blink of an eye. At my age then, although I was mature for my age, I hadn't experienced enough, lived enough, gone through enough, to be on an adults level. Throw out the obvious examples as outliers. Confidential information should not be disclosed in this Internet forum.Next
The age of consent varies in the U. You can, but you may want to consider carefully. Do your parents know and approve of this person? If a man is 40, is dating a pair of 20-year-olds equivalent to dating one 40-year-old? Or you could make a consult with an attorney to discuss the law in all its detail. Only problem is she's a minor still technically and might not be legal in some states until she's 18. The hardest part about dating someone that is in a different point in their life You in College, her still in high school is that her parents are going to see you as a total scum bag, that probably only wants in her pants.Next
Even for myself, already out of high school, three years older is a fairly hard maximum, and I can't imagine dating someone three years younger. It's a bit surprising how much a person can change in that few year gap between 17 to 21. No attorney-client relationship is established between me and you by my answering your question. Once a minor has reached the age of consent in their state of residence, they can legally consent to sexual relations with a partner. But I truly always have been more mature than most for my age. Find out the laws in your state of residence before having sex. And if you have intercourse, use condoms, unless you want to be a parent at 17.Next
I am an experienced Wisconsin lawyer. Really in the end it's all about how you present yourself to her family, and if you're able to show you've got the backbone to stand up for their daughter, love her, and not just trying to bone her, then fuck what everyone else thinks, do what makes you happy. The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney—client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. This disclaimer is in addition to any disclaimers that this website has made. We shared so much in common, and she both looked older, and was far more mature than most people I can remember being when I was that age I actually thought she was around her early 20's when I met her that when we went out for dinner, or on a date, no one gave us weird looks. Because of the nature of these communications the information is general only and should not be relied upon in any specific case.Next
I would very much like for this person to be a part of my life. The statements I make do not constitute legal advice. This internet site is public forum, where the communications are not confidential or privileged. Her sister, and one of her brothers He's 22 I'm still not quite sure how they feel about me, but her oldest brother 30 really likes me, I talk to the guy almost everyday at this point. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction.Next
I was hoping she was in her late twenties. I was in the exact same Plus another brother, and an older sister position as you. Some may ask another question. If the custodial parent is making decisions that are not in the child's best interest, it may be time to file a custody action and ask for custody of the child. Even ten years one can start rationalizing. When one is a septuagenarian billionaire, what else is there to do? How well do you know this person? Sexting--whether through words or pictures--is also off the table and is actually likely to be a bigger legal nightmare than sexual contact would be in this case.Next