If you're concerned about breaking laws on underage dating, the first thing to know is that no such laws exist. However, you should be aware of statutory rape laws if you're dating someone younger than the legal age of consent in your state. Such laws are there to punish adults who take sexual advantage of minors. If your date is below the legal age of consent, you could be charged with statutory rape, even if the sex is consensual.
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Relationship Age Gap: How Big Is too Big? | Glamour
Nowadays almost everything is possible relationship wise. In a lot of places you can marry someone of the same sex and it is also a lot more common to be in a relationship with someone much older or younger. But what actually is the average age difference for couples? Research shows that the average age difference for couples in the UK is between 3 and 5 years. Several researches show that women tend to fall for older men, and likewise men are often more attracted to younger women. Research also shows that British couples find 4 years and 4 months the perfect age difference when the man is older. The largest age difference between a married couple was in Malaysia.
What's The Ideal Age Gap In A Relationship? It's Not As Big As You Might Think
A person's age can be a major dating issue. If both people are 18 or older, then there is nothing to be concerned about because 18 generally is considered to be the age of an adult, legally speaking. Several laws can affect relationships when age is a factor, and these laws often are established by states or municipalities.
By Hannah Frishberg. August 25, am Updated August 25, am. At 20 you know everyone is open to a larger age gap.