Question: Can a 16 year old date a 18 year old in Missouri?

Children 13 years of age or younger cannot legally consent to sexual activity with anyone of any age. 14-year-olds can consent to sexual activity with partners 18 years of age and younger. 16-year-olds can consent to sex with someone 20-years-old or younger.

Is it okay for a 16 year old to date a 18 year old?

No this is not illegal. Simply dating a person over age 18 is not illegal. It can become illegal for a person who is 18 once sex is involved.

What age difference is considered illegal?

Federal law makes it criminal to engage in a sexual act with another person who is between the age of 12 and 16 if they are at least four years younger than you. Each state takes a different approach as the age of consent has ranged from 10 to 18.

Is 6 years a big age gap?

The ideal age-gap for dating is 6 years, where the man is older. The study looked at the price of over 100,000 first dates between older men and younger women. And the findings were that women are most attracted to men who are 6 years older than they are.

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