Dating is not covered by statute that I have ever seen.Physical/Sexual activity is, but dating in and of itself is not. and it was just to find a way to put kids in the right mindset on what was allowed.
BOR, the poster asked if there were any laws dictating who may date and made it clear that she was not using the term as a euphamism for having sex.There are no such laws, regardless of the ages of the minors involved. Ray Guarendi As a family psychologist, I am often asked by parents when their children should begin dating. Let’s suppose that you’ve decided to begin dating discussions when your daughter turns 16.They usually hasten to inform me, “All his (her) friends are dating.” My quick answer is: When they’re married, and only with their spouse. Now back in the old days — the early 1980s — you met resistance for such a decision mainly from the children. You can’t wrap a moral bubble around them; they have to deal with life. A recent survey suggested that if a child has a first date between the ages of 11 and 13, he or she has a 90% probability of being sexually active during senior year in high school. Key factors to consider in granting any type of dating freedom are your child’s: • moral maturity • independence of thought • history of conduct in other social settings • strength of will • social judgment • choice of friends • responsibility toward schoolwork • respect for authority.Definitions “Lascivious intent”, a state of mind in which the sexual gratification or arousal of any person is an objective.
For the purposes of prosecution under this chapter, proof of lascivious intent may include, but shall not be limited to, the following: (1) whether the circumstances include sexual behavior, sexual relations, infamous conduct of a lustful or obscene nature, deviation from accepted customs and manners, or sexually oriented displays; CHAPTER 272.
Obviously there would be problems with an 18 year old and a 12 year old, but that does not create a statute I can quote her, or you.
If you feel that there is any statute or case law that dictates who can date, using the definition that the poster clearly meant, do feel free to post it.
Just because your dating, does than mean you have to have sex? section=pen&group=00001-01000&file=261-269 You might also want to check into "Statute of limitations" CA Penal Code 803 f)(1) Notwithstanding any other limitation of time described in this chapter, a criminal complaint may be filed within one year of the date of a report to a responsible adult or agency by a child under 18 years of age that the child is a victim of a crime described in Section 261, 286, 288, 288a, 288.5, 289, or 289.5.
So it's a year after someone finds out, as opposed to when it happened.
Seriously, dating age depends upon all kinds of factors, and varies from child to child, even within the same family. Never consider your neighborhood’s “average age” when making your decision. Parents used to expect instinctively to be challenged by their kids, especially in judgments of how fast one should grow up. If you make kids too different, they’ll feel like weirdos who don’t fit in. First date at age 14 leads to a 50% chance; first date at age 16, 20% chance. I figure if I make the list long enough, my kids won’t be eligible to date until they move out.