I used to hope people my age of close saw things at least somewhat like I did, but I think they do not. The "safe" legal age is usually 18, but sometimes I feel like people that age don't have a mature enough mindset or experience. Which is also somewhat funny because if the pedophile haters argue that people shouldn't be with an immature mind because of age, what makes it acceptable then to take advantage of someone of legal age? What about someone who has a mature mind at a young age? Also, in the eyes of the greatest mind, all other minds are likely less mature. There is also the body argument, but again, different bodies have different rates of growth and can look older or younger. I think the problem with laws is that political systems can lag behind with what makes sense or is logically consistent. Politicians may have some training in logic and what not, but there job is not cognitively deep. Politicians cannot even decide on reasons for making laws: security, control, freedom, well-being, justice, or it just works. Without purpose or logical consistency, there can be no permanently good application and logical extension. Personally when I consider being with someone, I usually look age the ratio of our ages, and though numbers have meaning, they cannot tell you everything.