age of consent ?

Can a 20 year old date a 17 year old in Texas? I’m going to turn 20 in November and she won’t turn 18 for another few months.

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  • 5 months ago

    Dating is never illegal.  Sexual contact may be.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Why don't you ask her parents?  I'm sure they'll have plenty to say on the subject.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Yes, so long as the laws of where you live just allow for this.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Dating is never illegal unless you are having sex..  The age of consent in Texas though is 17, not 18, so it is also legal to have sex with her.  Had she been 16 and you 19, it still would be legal since they have a "close in age" clause, meaning that if you are 3 years or less in age difference, then you are still legal.

    That works all the way down to age 14, so a 14 year old is legal with a 17 year old, but under 14 is always illegal.

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  • 5 months ago

    date?  sure -- with parent's consent.  have sex with?  You'd best consult Texas law on that and remember that child support is for about 20 years

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