Am i a pedophile if i date a guy 2 years younger than me? I'm 19. We've been interested in each other since highschool and have been on dates a couple of times. Recently we started hanging out again, but knowing the age difference i refrained myself from doing anything inappropriate. I told my close friends that him and i are talking again and they have been calling me a pedophile non-stop. Keep in mind that they constantly compare me to the 25 dating a 14 year old pedos. Should i just stop seeing him? Or do they need to grow up? Maybe i am a little weird talking to someone younger than me. I don't know.
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Most Helpful Guy
Jared is a paedophile, you are not a paedophile.
Worst case scenario is you can be convicted of statutory rape if 17 is under the legal age of consent, but that's only relevant if you've two had sex (and if the unlikely situation occurred where he reported you for it). You're not even close to being a cradle robber let alone a paedophile, so just enjoy the dude.1
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Most Helpful Girl
An age difference of a year or two is pretty irrelevant at your age. Or his age. At 17 a man can make decisions on his own. If you like him, go for it. Next week your friends will find some other childish thing to dwell on. But I have been in your position, and I ended it because the age gap just made things awkward. So I do know how you feel.1