It is, therefore, extremely unwise for an 18 year old to date a 16 year old.
It is best for an 18 year old to date only those known and proven to be over the age of 18.
It is considered extremely socially unacceptable and suspect for anyone in college or in the work world to be dating a 16 year old child who is still in high school.
By doing so, one opens oneself up to easy accusations of child rape.
It may or may not be legal for an 18 year old to date a 16 year old.
Also, it is not legal for the 18 year old to have sex with the 16 year old.It is also illegal for the 18 year old to purchase or share cigarettes or alcohol with the 16 year old.