it sounds. Illustration by Sarah Wintner. Tell us in the comments? When I was 15 those were my biggest worries, on top of whether or not my crush noticed me and dealing with my parents. If youre 15 and dating someone who is 25, however, youre also at very different stages of life. While I interact with awesome teenage girls on the internet all the time (uh, pretty rad job) Id still have to go out of my way to hang around enough high schoolers in real life enough to fall in love with one.
Yeah, no, most laws are not going to protect your (creepy) coach in that case. Isnt it sort of stupid for a law to determine how old I have to be to consent to sex? Kelly who had a relationship with the late (and great) singer Aaliyah back in the 90s. So Im going to tell you from my point of view why something just smells off when someone in their 20s and older is dating a teenager. You can follow the author, Ashley Reese, on Twitter or Instagram. Doesnt matter, its not like theyre approving of you two to be legally married or something. One thing that sucks about these provisions, however, is that some less progressive states or countries make sure that Romeo and Juliet laws dont apply to same-sex couples. Come on, we all know that theres a difference between a 16-year-old and an 18-year-old being in a relationship compared to a 14-year-old and a 30-year-old. 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. Honestly, your teacher, coach, whatever should know better than to engage in a relationship with you if youre underage. Flash forward to 2002 when Kelly 35 and was allegedly caught on tape having sex with an underage girl. Now multiply that and youll get a better idea of the weirdness.