In CA, 18 years is the age of consent. That means that before a child turns 18, theyre not capable to consenting to sexual conduct. That said, dating him is not a crime. The crime would occur if you had contact of a sexual nature with him.
Can a 16 year old be with a 19 year old in California?
Since there is no Rome and Juliet law in California, it is possible for two people, both under the age of 18, to be prosecuted for statutory rape if they engage in sexual intercourse. If a minor is lawfully married to an adult, then they may engage in consensual sex.
Can a 19 year old date a 17 year old in California?
In California, it is illegal for an adult (someone 18 or older) to have sex with a minor (someone younger than 18), even if the sex is consensual. Those who break the law have committed statutory rape.