20 year old dating 16 wrong
But jaywalking is also against the law and people do that all the time.
The point I’m making is that unless someone goes out of their way to bring you and your boo to court, you’re safe to continue doing whatever you two are doing.
Again, these provisions are only applicable if the age difference between you and an older partner fits within a given time frame of whatever statutory rape laws apply to where you live.Some even disregard cases in which the sexual relationship started before one of the partners was over the age of consent.For example, you’re 16-years-old, your partner just turned 18-years-old and the age of consent is 17-years-old; if you and your partner were having sex then both of you were under the age of 17, some laws protect your older partner from getting in trouble.Isn’t it sort of stupid for a law to determine how old I have to be to consent to sex? Everyone matures at different ages; some 16-year-olds are more mature than 20-year-olds and are able to make smarter decisions about sex than their elders, that’s true.But one of the best ways to understand why statutory rape laws are in place is to look outside of how mature you think you are and think about things a little more generally.