Question: Is 20 and 17 a bad age difference?

Is 17 and 20 a bad age gap? 20 is an adult; 17 is not. Therefore, a 20 year old should not be dating a 17 year old. If you are an adult dating an adult, 3 years is insignificant.

Is 20 and 17 a weird age gap?

17 is also legal in most places including all but 12 US states and most of those states have close-age-exemptions. 17 and 20 is not at all a big age difference. They are most likely nearly equal in maturity.

Can a 20 year old date 17?

It is not illegal to date a minor (person under 18 years old), but it is illegal to have sexual relations with a minor. So you can date, but the safest approach is to wait for any sexual contact until the 17 year old is 18.

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