Plentyoffish dating forums are a place to meet singles and get dating advice or share dating experiences etc.
A person of any age can DATE someone older or younger that him/her without legal consequences. There is no law that states an age limit for you to date someone older.
However, each state has their own law on sexual consent.
I bring this up because I had a guy message me today that had "younger than 39" (he is 43) on his profile,and as I am 39 I replied I was too old for him.
He of course didn't appreciate it and proceeded to get somewhat abusive. I find many POF people take themselves WAY TOO SERIOUSLY. Having restrictions and then not following through just demonstrates that people may not really know what they’re looking for...... I think you have to impose some restrictions , as you hope to meet someone that is at a similar point in life as you are. I don't think 20 somethings have the same expectations a, as a 50 something.
If a person is an adult and have sex with someone under the age of consent, that person of age could go to jail. Sexual contact can be considered Statutory Rape or Sexual Misconduct depending upon the state's laws.
I joined just because I was in a new city, and didn't know how to meet anyone.
You and your teen need to be aware of your state's laws and consider the risks inherent in teens dating outside of their age group.
Most importantly, you need to be able to come up with enforceable rules and limits that work for your family.
I don't have any age retrictions because it's a hard thing to gage ,so I go case by case. Now if someones only goal in life is to work and party every weekend, then age doesn't really matter.
I think though if you are going to put them in place you should stick to them,have the courage of your convictions at least. I’ve done the same thing when I was contacted by a woman who stated “any potential mate must be 6 feet plus”. I view the age restrictions as more of a guideline , than an absolute.
For instance, the soldier is 19 and his girlfriend back home is 17. I've heard that as long as the parents are aware and aprove and the girl is at least 16 then it's allowed, how close am I?