Although online dating is generally safe, you run the risk of violating laws related to preying on minors, cyberstalking, and prostitution. You cannot run a background check on every person you meet online. There is no way to verify the age of the person you are communicating with online.
What happens if a minor lies about their age on a dating app?
Some minors use online dating apps to act older than they are. Minors who fake their age have no legal consequences to fear, but their older consensual partners may face criminal charges because sleeping with someone who is underage is statutory rape.
Can a 14 year old date a 18-year-old legally?
Yes. 14, is both a minor and under the age of consent. 18, is a legal adult. Quite frankly, theyre at different ends of puberty, and the likelihood of them being “in love” instead of simply “in lust” is not high.
Can you go to jail for lying about your age on tinder?
But in most states, its the one that is above the age of consent that is held responsible for the crime. So you lying about your age may get someone arrested, and nothing would happen to you.