Because they are in love NOW, Zigner And dating IS just dating (if they are smart).
I KNOW 16 is young...but, then again, so is 19 - and in high school, 3 years is just the difference between being a freshman and being a junior or being a sophmore and being a senior.
anyways i understand that you want to be with her because we have been in this same problem.
Convicted murderers have a better chance fairing in society than sex offenders. Just keep in mind that you will be playing with fire where the law is concerned if you do end up having sex with your girlfriend before she turns 18. now idk the laws of Virgina see as i am in Idaho but this is what i know and some advice.
i am 17 dating an 19 year old we started dating when i was 16 and he was 18.
Even if you say you are not going to have sex, you may end up doing it anyway. Minors are immature and that is why they are not legal adults. You can also wait for the minor child to reach legal age.
*IF* she still feels the same, get together then...after all, LUST is hurried, LOVE is eternal Whoopsidaisy - It is not illegal for a 19 year old to date a 16 year old, but a person 18 years or older that has sex with someone 15, 16, or 17 faces a misdemeanor charge in Virginia, 1 year in jail and a 00 fine, so it is important that you don't let your hormones run away with you until your girlfriend is 18.
HOW TO DATE A MINOR The book is only one page long, and I will put the contents of the book here, for free! If you don't mind, I simply need to know what is legal and what isn't.
Since this comes up at least several times per day, I have decided to write a book on the subject. Once you have had sex with them, they can report it and you are in big trouble. Parents cannot give consent for their minor child to have sex with an adult. It does not matter if the minor "seduced" you, or if you thought he/she seduced you. For your own safety, and to avoid corrupting a CHILD, please seek out relationships with other adults. If this is too confusing, PM me and I will try to be more clear. I'm sorry that you feel that way, but we are in love. We are not going to have sex; it is against our convictions and beliefs.
Virginia has a registry for sex offenders, and if convicted, your name and other information about you will be in there FOREVER.
Sex offenders often end up jobless and homeless because people don't want to risk having them around their families, homes, schools, etc... Your hormones are likely raging higher than they will at any other time in your life.
I know several people who met each other in middle school or high school and managed to resist the temptation to have sex (or at least they weren't caught ), and wound up getting married at 19 and 20 - some of them are even still happily married.
Age differences can make relationships more difficult, however a 3 year difference as you get older is really not all that significant.
Answer Hey Jared, I have no idea what the laws are. I would think that if she wanted to get you in trouble later on down the road she could.