Question: Can you date a 17 year old in Texas?

Though there are some exceptions, the age of consent is 17 in Texas. That means that an older person can lawfully engage in consensual sex with someone who is 17 years or older. Texas law explicitly forbids any person from engaging in sexual activity with a person under the age of 13.

17: The age of consent in Texas is 17. No person under the age of 18, male or female, can legally consent to sex with a person who is more than 10 years older than the minor.

Is it okay for a 17 year old to date a 17 year old?

Yes. Having sex with someone who is under the age of consent is a crime. In California, it is statutory rape. It is considered rape because it cannot be consensual.

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