Most importantly, you need to be able to come up with enforceable rules and limits that work for your family.There are no laws regulating who can date whom in the United States.If someone presents you with a spreadsheet of the last month's stock prices and asks you to pick the date on which you want to pretend that you granted, or were granted, several million options, might that not at least spur further inquiry?When then-general counsel Nancy Heinen emailed Apple (AAPL) CEO Steve Jobs such a spreadsheet on January 30, 2001, she noted that it was a bad idea to choose January 2 as the grant date--even though that was the day the stock had been at its lowest--if they wanted "to avoid any perception that the Board was acting in appropriately [sic] for insiders prior to Macworld announcements." (They ultimately chose one of the next-best dates from after Macworld.) Now isn't it obvious to everyone on that email that shareholders are being misled?I know the law and I know this is probably frowned upon.
All states which place the age of consent younger than 16 years of age have provisions that differentiate between an adult sexual partner and a minor sexual partner. Some states consider the age difference between a teen and her sexual partner, both in determining whether a law has been broken and in determining how severe the charges should be.
Teen Health FX is guessing that your parents are not aware of this relationship and that you having been keeping a secret from them.
Your comment that your relationship “is probably frowned upon” does not properly describe the serious nature of it.
Limits governing sexual contact between two minors vary from allowing two to four years' difference.
Some states, including Michigan and Georgia, set a definite age of consent.
As long as the parents of minor children don't object and no sexual contact of any sort occurs, teens can date anyone of any age.