Is it wrong for a 16 year old to be dating a 25 year old?

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I've never really liked guys my own age and I only used 25 as an example age because I don't currently like anyone but If i was to get in a relationship with someone around that age group, would it be wrong? And how much could you do before it became illegal?
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Just another thread on TSR...
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If it was a 16 year old female dating a 25 year old man, people would be disgusted to hear that.

If it was a 16 year old male dating a 25 year old woman, people would cheer him on.

I'm male by the way.
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Nothing wrong with dating someone older than yourself.

I am 37 year old if u are interested in getting to know each other
The Student thread is not Tinder.
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(Original post by EmbooXx)
I've never really liked guys my own age and I only used 25 as an example age because I don't currently like anyone but If i was to get in a relationship with someone around that age group, would it be wrong? And how much could you do before it became illegal?
Oh god, I’m the same. I’m 16 and I can’t help but like guys older than me. Just don’t get caught and be careful, haha.
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(Original post by Marc30)
Nothing wrong with dating someone older than yourself.
I am 37 year old if u are interested in getting to know each other


oh Marc :laugh:
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In so may ways imaginable- thats my answer to your thread title
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Yes, it is.

(Original post by Marc30)
Nothing wrong with dating someone older than yourself.

I am 37 year old if u are interested in getting to know each other
You've got issues
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It is definitely not illegal, in the UK 16 is the age of sexual consent unless the older person is in a position of trust (teacher, mentor, guardian). On the other hand it is not very typical (not meaning it is wrong in any form), and I can see there are some problems in terms of differing developmental stage and position in life which might make for an unbalanced relationship.
You can do anything you want in sexual terms EXCEPT filming or photographing sexual activity, which is illegal for any individual under the age of 18.

https://www.fpa.org.uk/factsheets/law-on-sex
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(Original post by Marc30)
Nothing wrong with dating someone older than yourself.

I am 37 year old if u are interested in getting to know each other
Haha I would but I'm 15, I was just asking in advance, but if u still want to talk im down ☺
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Oh god, I’m the same. I’m 16 and I can’t help but like guys older than me. Just don’t get caught and be careful, haha.
Finally someone understands 😂
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It is definitely not illegal, in the UK 16 is the age of sexual consent unless the older person is in a position of trust (teacher, mentor, guardian). On the other hand it is not very typical (not meaning it is wrong in any form), and I can see there are some problems in terms of differing developmental stage and position in life which might make for an unbalanced relationship.
You can do anything you want in sexual terms EXCEPT filming or photographing sexual activity, which is illegal for any individual under the age of 18.

https://www.fpa.org.uk/factsheets/law-on-sex
Thankyou that helped a lot 😊
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The Student thread is not Tinder.
You'd be surprised
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It would be perfectly legal, but I would definitely question the motives of any 25 year old who wanted to date a 16 year old. A large age difference matters more when you're very young, because the older partner will have significantly more life experience than the younger one, which makes it much easier for a power imbalance to emerge, where the older partner becomes manipulative or controlling and the younger partner doesn't recognise the red flags.
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It's not illegal, but it's a social taboo. And you're probably more attracted to the idea of dating somebody you think is more mature and not in your age grup, rather than the reality of it. If you like a guy that's older than you, whatever. Any guy who would reciprocate any feelings is probably worth avoiding and (i.e. is a sexual predator) are unlikely to live up to your expectations anyway. Especially at your age, you're obsessed with maturity and not belonging with your own age group, don't get ahead of yourself.


It was more common in the past than it is now. Far more common. It's mostly in the last 20-30 years that age gaps have become increasingly taboo because of more awareness of grooming, manipulation, power and other issues that come with them. Even relatively small age gaps between adults of say, 18-22 years are looked down upon more and more as time goes on. Girls were throwing themselves at The Beetles the same way they'd have thrown themselves as 5ive, N-Sync and more recently, One Direction or Justin Bieber.

Teenagers will always try their luck with adults they admire. Adults are, more than ever, expected to know better and should stay away, even if it's legal.
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You'd be surprised
Haha 😂
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(Original post by EmbooXx)
I've never really liked guys my own age and I only used 25 as an example age because I don't currently like anyone but If i was to get in a relationship with someone around that age group, would it be wrong? And how much could you do before it became illegal?
I'm the same. Never liked guys my own age. Nothing wrong so long as you both understand the age gap and don't let him push you
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legally it isnt wrong
morally it is questionable
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Once dated someone 23 years older than myself...

Go for it \o/
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Once dated someone 23 years older than myself...

Go for it \o/
Ok, but how old were you at the time?
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