Many think That and adult, ie. a person over the age of 18 dates or kisses That a person under 18 or 16 is illegal? No It Is not. Age of consent ONLY Applies To sexual activity. From a Theoretical Point of View It Would Be Even legal for a 50 year old to date a 5 year old if They Are only walking holding hands and kissing but not Going Beyond That. NO AGE RESTRICTIONS IN ANY STATE EXISTS ON DATING. Yet I Have read many answers, one Even Claimed “it is illegal for Someone to Date Someone over 18 under 18” How is It That So Many do not know / understand the lawI’m has lawyerI AM licensed attorney in the state of Pennsylvania . Believe me, I know the law and I know what i am talking about! “You have to keep in mind, it Does not Have To Be To Be sex statutory rape” WRONG! if no sexual contact occured, how can it be “rape” Certainly I do not advocate adult year to date a “5 year old” That Was Just A THEORETICAL example!