I should probably tell you that even if the age of consent is 16 in Indiana, the parents still have the option of having you arrested and with statutory rape! Let her go to the prom with somebody that her friends know. The table below highlights the rape and sexual assault laws in Indiana. If they are okay with it, I see absolutely no harm in it. You are either in college or working at a job. But make sure her parents are okay with it, otherwise you could land yourself in some hot water. Attending college, mastering a trade, or figuring out what the heck he really wants to do with his life. The chances of negative consequences are greater than positive ones.
Then the 17 year old will be 18. There is a 6 year age difference, which isn't much in these terms, and it's not like being a year older 18 is suddenly gonna mature somebody to the point where they can now face the reality of dating and sex and etc. Their content is produced independently from our newsrooms. The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney—client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
This really depends on where you live. Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. The original question was merged with this one. I think the 23 year old is putting him or herself in a precarious position.
I'm 25, which is old, but I would gladly date someone six or seven years younger than my age. You can have a 17 year old that is far more mature than a 23 year old and vice versa. Then if your smart , you should talk to the girls father , there is nothing then a piss- off father of young girl! Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only. Speaking from experience, I can say that it can work. And that definitely gets better with time. The definition of 'date' means to go out together to a movie or to dinner or dance. If you really care for this person, let her enjoy where she is.
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Those are the best ways I think of to keep yourself out of trouble, just remember that you would dealing with a young girl and not a woman! We don't just tell incredible stories, we let you live the experience in fully immersive environments. If you are on the same wave length then it might be ok. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site. To get an even more immersive experience, you can put your phone into a cardboard viewer or a headset and fully dive into the world of virtual reality. The age difference between 17 and 23 is not all that much numerically- but from what you describe, the 2 people involved are definitely in very different stages of life so I'd be doubtful that it would actually work out in the long term.
Tapping into humanitarian interests, learning about other countries, dreaming, learning about their body and hygiene, and studying for standardized tests. I don't think there's anything inherently immoral about it, it's just the awkwardness of the age difference you have to deal with. Below is my response to the original question. Navigate using your finger or simply move the phone around. I say there is nothing wrong with it. You need to let this young person grow up.
Asking for legal advice on Quora is not exactly the most intelligent thing you can do. Let her have fun with her high school friends. . Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. Or, like-minded, young professional individuals.
First you're going to have to listen to my lecture. That's way I said speak with the father , before you decide on your future , better to safe then sorry! Use your mouse or the arrow keys on your keyboard to see the entire 360° view. In fact, in a sense, whether your sexually actively with this person or not, they are robbing you of your innocence. Having sex with her is not statutory rape, but it could be viewed as 'interference with custody' if her parents have objected to the two of you seeing one another. Not to mention the old shotgun routine. It depends on the personalities and maturity of the people involved. Laws vary by locality, but I suspect most parents aren't going to be too wild about their 17 year old high-schooler being involved with the 23 year old.
It helps if the 17 year old is mature for her age and her parents are cool with you. Those who are on the same quest of life. First you should probably check the state laws on age of consent , most states I believe are between the ages of 16-18! As far as being inappropriate, I think it depends on the state of mind that each of you are in. A: What you are really asking here is whether a 20 year old can legally have sex with a 16 year old. . .