In these states, it is a crime for anyone to have sexual contact with someone under the age of consent.
Although it rarely happens, two teens who are both under the age of consent could technically both be charged for having consensual sex in these states, even if they are the same age.
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.
Even if the dating or intimate relationship your teen wants to get involved with is legal, you should consider the risks inherent in allowing your teen to date someone who is more than a year or two older or younger that he or she is.