If there's one thing that causes parents of teens stress, it's their adolescents' romantic relationships. says what's causing her the most angst is the fact that her 16-year-old daughter wants to date an 18-year-old. Some say maturity and compatibility will take care of all differences. This is a sticky issue, and one that has many Circle of Moms members split over what's acceptable and what's not.Fortunately, lawmakers in New York took teenage relationships into account.In New York State, a person who is under age 16 but older than 13 years old can consent to sex with a person who is no more than 4 years older; the crime of the 3rd degree rape only happens when a person over the age of 21 has sex with a person who is under seventeen years old or younger and that person can or may be punished with up to 4 years in prison.
Well, in some states then technically both of you have broken the law.
Others maintain that even a one-year age gap should be strictly forbidden in the teen-dating arena.
Here, Circle of Moms members share different opinions on whether a hard line should be drawn on age difference, and if so, where. One of the first factors moms should consider before deciding whether you approve of your child's dating relationship is how mature both the boy and girl are, says Circle of Moms member Louise M.
i want to know if I'm considered a pedophile... and fyi i don't like little children or anything.
i just turned 18 a few months ago and my girlfriend is turning 16 in a few months. this is the first person I've ever liked that was 15.