For example, a 16 year old dating a 20 yr old. Instead of looking at the two individuals, Americans look at the age and automatically say no.
But other countries look at Americans like they are ridiculous and insane for being such sticklers on age difference.
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Psychologically a 16 year old is going through adolescent turmoil. They haven't even finished developing cognitively. So I feel like it's more of protecting our youth. So I guess, not in every case, a adolescent can be easily taken advantage of. Obviously this is just a precaution. Too many sickos out there ruin it for normal decent people. I dated a guy that was 19 when I was 16.4
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