If we see it for what it really is--a courtship ritual--then we can identify the deep structures of the ritual, and that enables us to detect what is really going on.
So dating is really all about sex. You will be dating imperfect people, and some of them are more imperfect than others.
It's important to know the so-called “age of consent” for sexual activity in Texas. That's because the difference of just a few months in age can be. If someone age 18 or older engages in sexual activity with a minor who is 16 or younger, he or she can be prosecuted under Texas' statutory.