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  1. #1
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    Default May a 17 Date a 21 Year Old

    i am a 17 year old minor and is dating a 20 year old who is going to turn 21 in november. i was wondering if it is illigal for us to be doing things in the state of texas. and if it is illegal for us to be doing things what will happen to him.
    (note: we have been dating for over 2 years so i have been dating him siince i was 15. we have never done anything until we were discussing things in this past month. we havent kissed since just recently, and im not going to make out with him cuz i dont know how to...so please give me some feedback)

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    Default Re: Is a 17 Year Old Okay to Dating a 21 Year Old

    There is no law in any state that dictates who may and may not DATE. There are laws in all states as to who may and may not have sexual contact, which is NOT limited to sexual intercourse.

    Have your parents given you permission to see him?

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    Default Re: Is a 17 Year Old Okay to Dating a 21 Year Old

    The age of consent in TX is 17. Sexual contact is permissible as long as it is conscentual. Your parents could file a restraining order to bar contact if the relationship is not approved of though.

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    Default Re: Is a 17 Year Old Okay to Dating a 21 Year Old

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