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.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.In many other American states, it would be illegal. You will change and mature as you pass those milestones and deal with the temptations those milestones allow you.Break the Cycle just released its annual State Law Report Cards for 2010! The Basics People know that dating violence has a negative effect on the victim and the longer the abuse continues the more negative the effects.
Ashley female, age 17, USA Dear Ashley, If both people having consensual sex are the same age, it's not statutory rape.Alabama law does not include any information about dating violence in schools. Don't let our state continue to be graded an "F" on this Report for another year.His mother knew that we were dating and didn't care.
We are both Christians and we do not believe in premarital sex.
I can't tell you "everything" because I don't know everything, but I researched the relevant California penal codes at Ageof