Laws on under age dating
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?Wait, so if I’m under the age of consent then what happens if I have consensual sex with someone else who is also under the age of consent?
They protect kids and teenagers from manipulative predators who can easily manipulate their way into a younger person’s heart and bedroom. what if I’m 16-years-old and my boyfriend just turned 18-years-old? Now, here’s where things get a little funky and there’s a name for this funkiness: Romeo and Juliet laws. Trust, it’s really not as over the top and fatal as it sounds.
Every time we write about it we get a ton of comments claiming that we’re being unfair, that we don’t believe in true love and that we’re old fuddy duddies who aren’t getting any.
Well, I can assure you, we’re none of those things, but we are definitely young women who are trying to look out for y’all.
Honestly, your teacher, coach, whatever should know better than to engage in a relationship with you if you’re underage. If one of your underage friends is in a relationship with a teacher, please tell someone. Now multiply that and you’ll get a better idea of the weirdness.
They’re supposed to be there to guide you through a certain subject or skill, not guide you to the bedroom. No, really, nobody is fit to teach at a school if they’re going to creep on their students. Doesn’t matter, it’s not like they’re approving of you two to be legally married or something. Think of it this way: Imagine being 17 and dating someone six years younger than you. You’re at a totally different stage of life and maturity at 17 than you are at age 11.