In the UK it is illegal to have sex before the age of 16, which might be what youre thinking about. It doesnt become illegal for you to date your boyfriend when he turns 16. The law doesnt talk about dating at all, because dating can mean different things to different people.
Is it illegal for a 15 to date 16 UK?
Whats the law about under–age sex in the UK? According to the Sexual Offences Act 2003, its a criminal offence for any kind of sexual act to take place between two people where one or both are under 16. It makes no difference what your gender or sexuality is, the law will be the same.
Can a 16 and 15 year old date?
No. They may be both at the same maturity level even though they are one year apart. Sometimes the younger person feels inadequate due to less experience in romance, but if thats not an issue, there is no problem. The span between ages 15 and 18 is larger and less than ideal, but can still work.
Can a 16 year old date a 13 year old UK?
It is not legal. If the 16 year old engages in any sexual conduct with the 13 year old, they could face statutory rape charges and the parental consent assuming there was any would have no bearing
Is 16 a minor in UK?
In England and Wales and in Northern Ireland a minor is a person under the age of 18; in Scotland that age is 16. The age of criminal responsibility in England and Wales and in Northern Ireland is 10; and 12 in Scotland, formerly 8, which was the lowest age in Europe.