I’m a 17 year old female who has a deep friendship with a 47 year old man.
We’re not in a sexual relationship and both have agreed to wait until I turn 18 to decide if we will have a sexual relationship or not. But the problem is we want to be boyfriend and girlfriend.
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.
Illegal refers most specifically to violations of statutes ...legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Illegalillegal 1) adj.
in violation of statute, regulation or ordinance, which may be criminal or merely not in conformity.
Illegal, unlawful, illegitimate, illicit, criminal can all describe actions not in accord with law.
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?
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.