Is this 17-year old a pedophile?

I've talked to a 17-year old person and I'm wondering if she's pedophile. She said she was slightly attracted to a 15-year old boy. He was tall (Ca. 180 cm), had some stubble and had broad shoulders. She's almost 18 years old and 15 is considered being a minor. I know it's seen as okay if a 22 year old person is attracted to a 24 or 25 year old person, but I'm not sure how it's if a 17-year old find a 15-year old attractive. Age isn't just a number. Age is an age. She has no plan to date him, but just find him good looking.
Is this 17-year old a pedophile?The boy looked as mature as this person and had the same amount of stubble.
Is this 17-year old a pedophile?

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  • Pedophiles are attracted to children, someone who hasn't gone through puberty, and a 15 boy has. No she isn't, she likes someone in her age range and it's okay for her to be attracted to him. Now, she legally couldn't do anything with him probably depending on where they live.

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  • It’s certainly not pedophilia. Whether it’s a good idea or legal is a different matter. There’s nothing remotely unusual about a 17 year old finding a particular 15 year old attractive. On top of that an actual pedophile would be turned off by the stubble etc. (Someone focused on teens wouldn’t. Again though - a 17 year old highly attracted to post pubescent teens is... as normal as can be)

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  • https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chronophilia

    Pedophilia or paedophilia is a psychiatric disorder in which an adult or older adolescent experiences a primary or exclusive sexual attraction to prepubescent children.[1][2] Although girls typically begin the process of puberty at age 10 or 11, and boys at age 11 or 12,[3] criteria for pedophilia extend the cut-off point for prepubescence to age 13.[1]

    Hebephilia is the strong, persistent sexual interest by adults in pubescent (early adolescent) children (especially those showing Tanner stages 2-3 of development), which is typically ages 11–14. It differs from pedophilia (the primary or exclusive sexual interest in prepubescent children),[1][2][3] and from ephebophilia (the primary sexual interest in later adolescents, typically ages 15–19).[1][4]

    Ephebophilia is the primary sexual interest in mid-to-late adolescents, generally ages 15 to 19.[1] The term was originally used in the late 19th to mid 20th century.[1] It is one of a number of sexual preferences across age groups subsumed under the technical term chronophilia

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  • Pedophilia is the sexual attraction of prepubescent people so thats anyone who hasn't started puberty.
    Now onto your question, why would you even think that? There is only a 2 year age gap and would be in the same school like seriously how would you even think this is pedophilia

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  • A 17 year old girl being attracted to a 15 year old boy isn't all that weird. She's not 18 yet, so I wouldn't class her as a pedophile. Don't know about the legality of it though.

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  • No? They're just 2 years apart
    It's not like she likes a 5 year old boy... sexually

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  • To the town of agua fria rode a stranger one fine day

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  • I am dating a 16 year old. It fine. UK constant age is 16 .

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  • As Kitten said, you need to educate yourself on what a pedophile actually is.

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  • In my country, it's legal to date someone three years older or younger than you when you're a minor. So 18 and 15 is not exploitative.

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  • First, pedophile means "attracted to PREpubescent children" (generally under 12, and commonly much younger than 12). A 15 year old is several years past puberty.

    Second, you are talking about a 2 year age gap. That's completely normal.

    This very question strongly implies that you have an agenda.. .

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  • Hmmm... does she like him because of his age? If not, I'd lean towards her not being a pedophile. Though the law wouldn't make such a distinction.

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    • It's not because of his age. Why she found him good looking was because he was tall (Ca. 180 cm), had a beard and was dark.

  • Yes, that 17-year-old girl is a pedophile for liking an 15-year-old one. Just like the 77-year-old woman. Wake up.

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  • she likes him because of the way he looks older (tall, broad shoulders)
    how is that even close to pedophilia?

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  • no i wouldn´t say so. i think they are in a pretty normal age range within each other. also it´s not even a pedophile if you go by definition at all xD but i get what you wanted to say.

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  • Pedophilia is the attraction to prepubescent children, which is typically considered to be the age of 11 and less.

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    • So what is the person in this case then?

    • Nothing.
      It could constitute statutory rape in some places, but I don't know of any since the age gap is too small and thus it would be within the acceptable range of Romeo and Juliet laws.

  • She wouldn't really be a pedophile, but would be committing statutory rape.

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  • She is underaged which according to the law means she is not

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  • Not even close

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    • How?

    • Pedophilia is the attraction towards prepubescent kids. A teenager liking slightly younger teenagers is not a pedophile. Besides, by the time she's 18 the boy will be 16, and I see nothing wrong with that

  • I wouldn't say so. :|

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  • No. If they're both under 18 it's fine

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  • That's not t how it works

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  • No..

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  • People are fucking paranoid these days...

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