Question: Can a 17 year old date a 23 year old in Washington State?

As the other answers point out, it may technically be legal for a 23 year-old to have sex with a 17 year-old, because the age of consent in Washington is 16.

Can a 23 year old date a 17 year old?

A: Its legal for anyone to date anyone else. The law is not concerned with dating, but is concerned with sex. It is technically legal for a 22 year old to have a sexual relationship with a 17 year old; however, it still not a good idea. First, a 17 year old is still a minor.

Is 17 a minor in Washington state?

In Washington, the age of consent is 16 years old. The age of consent is the minimum age in which an individual is legally old enough to consent to participate in sexual activities with a partner who is eighteen years or older.

Can a 17-year-old date a 25-year-old?

There is absolutely no illegality when a 25-year-old dates a 17-year-old.

Can I move out at 17 in Washington?

You may not move out of the state without your parents permission. You are not an adult and, unless you have been legally emancipated, you have to right to disobey your parents.

Is it wrong for a 26 year old to date a 17-year-old?

There is no law regulating who you can date, only with whom you can have sexual relations.

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