17 dating 23 year old
I was mature for my age as a teenager, people always thought I was older than I was.
The fact that I was tall and was an only child (SO MANY ADULTS ALL THE TIME) helped, on top of the fact that I was well spoken and pretty smart; I was talking to adults about politics and current events all the time!
Imagine if your little bro or sis was getting hit on by their teacher. If you’re 28 and dating a 22 year old, there is way less of a huge maturity difference.
If you’re 15 and dating someone who is 25, however, you’re also at very different stages of life.
A teacher or coach or another adult is in a position of authority and power over someone who is underage, period. But when you’re still a teenager, age differences are a way bigger deal.
Seriously, no matter how mature you are, that person is still a “grown up” (for lack of a better term) who is in a position of power over you, the student/teen. Hell, by the time you’re in 10th grade, the 7th graders all seem so tiny, right?
Well, in some states then technically both of you have broken the law.
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.
Love is love, but laws are laws and sketchy is sketchy.
When it comes to statutory rape, sometimes there’s a shade of gray that makes things complicated, but we’re going to try to keep it real. If you’re underage you can’t consent to having sex. It’s not necessarily the violent rape you’re probably thinking of, but it’s still a form of rape.