Dear Panel, I am currently 17 and my girlfriend is 16.
In many other American states, it would be illegal. You will change and mature as you pass those milestones and deal with the temptations those milestones allow you. well you know what you need to do-you need to start dating adults,and leave the children alone. you run the risk of being reported to the police by ANYONE who is not comfortable with your relationship, and facing jail time.I may be old fashioned here, but my kids do not date until they are 16 (I have 2 boys and 2 girls).And if some 18 year old was hanging out, dating or whatever with one of my girls, I would put a quick stop to it and if they went behind my back to see eachother, you bet your butt I would call the cops and she would be grounded for so long, she would not remember what it is like to have freedom when it was over with.On the other side, if one of my boys (thinking of my 20 year old here) started dating someone under the legal age, I would slap him upside his head and ask him what the heck he thinks he is doing, and tell him to find someone his own age.