I am now 18 years old, and In the state I live in as long as you are 16 you can date anyone 18 years of age and older. I looked it up and cross referenced it. Anyways, My boyfriend and I started dating when I was 17, for some reason he was under the impression I was 18 and when I popped his little bubble it bothered and still does bother him. I am 18 now, It's legal, and he still brings it up and how uncomfortable he is with it. Advice? The age difference is 7- 7 1/2 years.