It has sometimes been used with other meanings, such as the age at which a person becomes competent to consent to marriage, but the meaning given above is the one now generally understood.
It should not be confused with the age of majority, age of criminal responsibility, the voting age, the drinking age, the driving age, etc.
i just curious as to what the illegal dating ages are.
i belive federal law states that if you are 21 you can date a minor and i know that my state law atleast is that if you are over 18 and are haveing sexual relations with some one that is under 18 they are considered a minor and the party that is over 18 could be charged with stachatory rape.
The term age of consent rarely appears in legal statutes.
Generally, a law will instead establish the age below which it is illegal to engage in sexual activity with that person.
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If the minors parents/gaurdiens approve, there shouldn't be a conflict.
Charges resulting from a breach of these laws may range from a misdemeanor such as corruption of a minor, to what is popularly called statutory rape (which is considered equivalent to rape, both in severity and sentencing).
There are many "grey areas" in this area of law, some regarding unspecific and untried legislation, others brought about by debates regarding changing societal attitudes, and others due to conflicts between federal and state laws.
The only age limits concerning dating are that a legal adult (18 ) should not date a minor (18-), but as it stands, if they have been dating since the adult was still a minor it doesn't matter.
Typically, it should either be three years up and three years down from your own age.