Question: Is it illegal to online date under the age of 18?

It is important to understand that the possession or distribution of sexually-oriented images of a minor—anyone under 18 years of age—is a crime; it is a crime that comes with penalties that can mean the end of your life as you know it. There is no way to verify the age of the person you are communicating with online.

Can you online date a minor?

It is Illegal to Use the Internet to Arranging a Meeting with a Minor for Sexual Purposes. Under California Penal Code Section 288.4, it is illegal to arrange a meeting with a minor or a person you believe to be under the age of 18 for the purpose of lewd and lascivious sexual conduct.

Do you have to be 18 to use dating sites?

Other dating sites, such as OkCupid and Hinge, have long had age restrictions, and many other social media platforms restrict their users by age. Popular sties such as Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram all require users to be at least 13.

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