If it were in the uk, where 16s the legal age, how old would be too old to date?
Most Helpful Guy
There is no law dictating who a 16 year old can have sex with, but there are many laws dictating who can have sex with a 16 year old - if you follow. (I say "have sex", because technically there are no laws concerning courtship, as long as you abide by the laws concerning sexual affairs.)
In the United States the age of consent ranges from 16-18 depending on the state. In my state (Illinois), the age of consent is 17, with the limit of a 3 year age difference. Meaning that a 17 year old can legally have sex with someone as young as 14, and you can be no older than 20 to have sex with a 17 year old. In any case that violates a law concerning age of consent, the younger party is innocent, and the older party is charged with the crime (which is what I was referring to in the first sentence).1
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Most Helpful Girl
I was thinking 20, but according to the half your age plus seven rule, it does not work, so 19 would be the maximum. I can relate, because when I was 16 I wouldn't be interested in anyone more than 3 years older, I felt like it was a bit too old for my taste, lol.1