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Illegal dating age

Today, I read a comment on one of our older posts that really alarmed me.Instead of explaining the entire situation to you guys, I think it’s easier to post the comment here.

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Some girls said that you can’t judge love, that age doesn’t matter when it comes to relationships. I once dated a guy nine years older than me (I was over the age of 18). But here’s the difference between my relationship and the one Dave and this girl had: my boyfriend may be younger than me, but we’re both consenting adults.At the age of 12-years-old, she is not yet in a position where she can make the very best judgments about sex. It’s normal for a young girl to have a crush on an older guy. It is not normal, however, for that older guy to act on those feelings.Honestly, it’s disgusting, creepy and, oh yeah, illegal.Just because the younger person may agree to having sex or even initiate the hookup doesn’t mean the older person has the right to do it. Again, I’m not saying that all age differences are wrong.Think of it this way: if you were 21-years-old or older, could you imagine having sex with a person in middle school? I obviously do not think that, judging by my past and present dating experiences.Explaining why statutory rape is wrong without sounding condescending is difficult.

I’m not saying that a 12-year-old girl should never have sex because she isn’t mature enough yet to make that decision.

If you’re legally considered a minor and you have a crush on an older guy, wait until you’re at the age of consent before trying anything…

BY ANAILI MEDINA — High school: a place to meet people? High school students usually span from ages fourteen to eighteen.

Or get into relationships that last, end, or get you in jail?

Freshmen and seniors may have elective classes and/or play sports together. Yet they may not date or have sexual encounters without fear of life changing effects.

Last weekend, I left them alone together as I had a course to attend.