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Just don't forget that you're in different phases of your life right now. You're both pretty young, but she, in particular, is still developing a sense of identity. Be aware that she may change over time, especially when she hits college. Oh, and no sex until she's 18 - especially in the South, things can get really ugly for you if something goes awry.
Are they distrustful of you? Is the girl going to have to lie to them in order to see you? If so, you could be creating problems for her that she'll regret when she's older. But if her parents are okay with it, then proceed. Is it an overall bad situation? You don't really give us enough information to be sure, but maybe, possibly, yeah, kind of. How would you feel about your sixteen-year-old daughter or sister, if daughter's too much of a stretch hanging out with some nineteen-year-old dude who says things like "I'm not saying I'm going to go out and try and sleep with her or anything"?
I don't think we can definitely say there is a power imbalance just by looking at their ages.
For all we know l3luer could be a dork with low self esteem, and the 16 yr old could be the queen-bee hot chick from her high school, and the power relationship is reversed. And there isn't something magical that happens to a girl's maturity level at her 18th birthday.
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Besides, by then, she'll be starting college and he'll be working, most likely, and they'll still be at different lifestages. Age-wise, i don't think it's a problem, as long as it feels like a relationship of equals. If it feels creepy to you, if it feels like you're talking to someone younger than you, or it feels like you're dealing with a child, relative to the people you normally talk to, then that is your answer re: I can't imagine that anything other than the most draconian legal system would find a relationship between people 3 years apart a problem.
Further to that I remember reading this point in a similar thread here, so this is not an original comment , things can go really awry if you break up and she decides to get revenge by telling people you did have sex. No 16 year old girl is worth potential statutory rape charges hanging over your head. There are some pretty annoying laws in the US, you've got my sympathy, but I wouldn't touch this kind of situation with a ten foot barge pole if I were you.
It would be totally different if you were both a few years older, or if your genders I am presuming you're a hetero male were reversed. I live in Georgia. My daughter is Yes, you would be putting yourself in a bad situation, never mind any legal problems. Where I live not GA you could be forced to register as a sex offender every place you go for the rest of your life. I have a 16 year-old-daughter, and yes, it would be bad.
If you really care for you, you can wait. Junior year of high school? I didn't turn 16 until senior year of high school. It was not uncommon to have friends a few years older, especially when we started going to local college campuses for frat parties. I would not say it is the most common of situations to be in, but this is incredibly subjective.
No offense, but the 19 year olds I knew who would date or rather sleep with 16 year olds were not the most mature people, on either end. It is regarded as rather trashy, immature. That would be her , not you. I assume that both of you are in GA? If not, there could be some problems. There is a new law passed just a few years ago that makes it illegal to have sexual conversations with teenagers over the internet.
It was championed by Mark Foley, if you can believe that. I don't think it applies to phone calls. Even if she's above the age of consent in both states, you would still be violating this federal law, from what I understand.
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I don't see a moral problem with it, and if you knew eachother locally, you probably wouldn't have any problems, but it's because it's on "teh scary internet" it could be to have any kind of sexual discussion with her until she turns Also consider that she not be telling the truth about her age. Let me put it to you this way. I was a 16 year old who dated a 19 year old.
I don't recommend it. I don't know the particular laws of your state, but I don't think an age gap like that is creepy at all. I think you just need to remember that even though you might be willing to sleep with her, she might not be at that stage of thinking yet. It's three years difference. And legal double check your legal research.
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If things go well, fine. Don't worry about what all the prudes in here are saying, though. My parents are 7 years apart, for goodness sake. It's a "bad idea", but you're going to do it no matter what. You're right, there's no way to know for sure the maturity level of each of the people involved, nor can I predict with certainty that this will turn out badly.
But in general, it tends to be the case that 19 year olds with their unrestricted drivers' licenses and lack of curfews and independence are attractive to 16 year olds because of the differences between them and because they seem exciting and mature, and that creates power differentials in many relationships. My advice would be to avoid such relationships. And if you think you're the exception to all of this and that your relationship is a good idea, tread carefully. There's two conversations here. CAN you date a 16 year old when you're 19 in the state of georgia?
Yes, but you can't have sex outside of a marriage in Georgia or it's a state offense, and you can't talk dirty over the internet or it's a federal offense. Well, it depends on who you are and who she is -- in your own heads, I mean. There's a lot of maturing and growing up that you both have left to do. If you intend this to last a while, you're going to be going through stages of your life with three years separation -- which is not a huge amount if you're in college or later, but realize that you'll be a senior when she's a freshman in college So when she's still figuring out how to live on a campus, you may not be able to be sympathetic , and you'll already be out of college and working by the time she's turned 21 that means that you won't be able to go into a bar with her in most states for the next five years There's also some seriously drastic, from a guy's point of view, emotional changes that girls go through in the late teenage years -- ex: That's tough to deal with because you liked her the way she was under her family's roof, and it's tough to figure out what happened to turn that sweet girl you've been going with for the past two years into a pierced and tattooed party animal.
Speaking from personal experience here. Guys don't deal with that kind of change well for the most part, and that might kill your relationship just when you're finishing the period of life in which many guys find the woman they'll settle down with. Add into that that she's a minor, and if her parents decide to move halfway across the country in the next few years, so sorry, you both lose.
That's a whole hell of a lot of rough spots that can leave one or the other of you in a difficult place. If you can deal with all of that, go ahead I've only seen this kind of age gap at your ages work for people who are deeply religious and have deep family and community ties and use that framework to get through the rough spots, but that's not to say that you couldn't be successful. Just because something is legal doesn't make it right There are two aspects to this, a legal one and a moral one.
Legally, judging by the responses above, it seems that you may be in trouble if things get physical or explicit. That is a serious thing you should consider, as her parents could probably press charges if they deemed fit, even without her consent. In a moral sense long as you are completely respectful of any boundaries has has, I see no problem with this.
I say this as a woman who dated a guy five years older than me from when I was 17 to I never felt uncomfortable, even though we were in different stages of our lives most of the time we were dating. He was supportive and absolutely not forceful, and so it worked quite well for a long time. If age is not used as an intimidation device, the relaitonship could work quite well.
Please don't base your legal knowledge on the responses above; primary sources are always going to be more accurate than a poll of random people on the internet. Which would imply that sex with anyone 16 or older is legal, but it wouldn't be a bad idea to double-check that with a lawyer or child protection service agency. It was called "high school.
Ontario had grade thirteen, then. I'm surprised by any disapproval here, really. The old saw that "girls mature faster than boys" comes to mind; I never really knew any yr-old girls who were all that fond of yr-old boys. The only thing I can remember being an issue was an occasional hassle if we went out in a group that wanted to go to a bar; here, 19's the drinking age. So, er, if things are still going strong two years from now -- well, I'll answer your "How do I get my underage girlfriend into clubs with me?
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Which will maybe include suggestions for dealing with barf on your car upholstery. You might want to steel yourself for occasional good-natured ribbing from your friends, but they'll be fine if she's not a ditz.
That aside, it's always, age difference aside, a good idea to be the boyfriend who, on his on-time arrival, has a nice chat with her folks and all that. But perhaps particularly important here. Frankly, regardless of the actual laws, I would not put myself in any kind of romantic relationship that had participants on different sides of 18, just to be completely safe. Only you or someone who knows more about the both of you than us random Internet people can answer the question about whether you are emotionally and socially suited to each other, but I dated both younger and older girls in high school not at the same time with perfectly fine results, so it's not necessarily a bad move.
For age of conset laws around the world, go to http: The outcome of the case that is mentioned can be found here. Sexual exploitation of children; reporting violation; forfeiture; penalties GA Criminal Code: Electronically furnishing obscene material to minors A pissed off parent and competent lawyer could make your life hell based on the above, in certain circumstances. One thing to keep in mind is that while you may not have intentions of having sex with her until she's 18, she might have other plans. Or your current plans may change, especially in the heat of the moment. You really need to meet her parents and let them know of yoru age upfront.
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Being straightforward and honest about this makes things easier if the family disapproves. It depends on the people. And it depends on how her parents feel about it. At 16, I went out with someone who was We were great friends, my parents liked him, and we had pretty healthy physical and emotional boundaries.
There are other people who were my age that I would have never considered dating because they were pretty awful to their girlfriends. I'm 20, a recent ex had a 16 year old younger sister. Her sister was like a little kid, obviously in high school but still totally in a different part of life. I'm having a hard time imagining how you and this 16 year old are really connecting in any way. If I had to guess, a pretty girl with a thing for "older" dudes is giving you some attention and you don't have the good sense to turn her down. I've know 14, 15, 16 year olds more responsible and mature than 20, 21, 22 year olds, and exactly opposite as well.
Be safe, be careful, It might be wise to wait a year or so just for the social aspect, but if you guys hit it off really well on the long term proceed cautiously. Agreeing that this isn't a big deal as presented. A three-year age difference between teenagers is pretty normal. Just as a point of reference: In several countries it's This is actually quite easily answered, although the answer changes based on the situation: If you are open and honest to everyone, including both of your parents, about your relationship, then sure go for it, enjoy. Relationships like this really are pretty pedestrian, but only when open from the very get-go.
When I was 16 I had a boyfriend who was The age of consent is raised to 18 when the older party is an authority figure. In addition, sexual relations between teachers and students of any age is illegal. Michigan does not have a close-in-age exemption. Close in age exemptions , commonly known as "Romeo and Juliet laws", are put in place to prevent the prosecution of individuals who engage in consensual sexual activity when both participants are significantly close in age to each other, and one or both partners are below the age of consent. Because there is no such "Romeo and Juliet law" in Michigan, it is possible for two individuals both under the age of 16 who willingly engage in intercourse to both be prosecuted for statutory rape , although this is rare.
Similarly, no protections are reserved for sexual relations in which one participant is a 15 year old and the second is a 16 or 17 year old. The Age of Consent ranges state-by-state from 16 to 18 years old across the United States. Click the map to view any state's age of consent laws.