In Tennessee, the age of consent is 18. This is the age at which a person can consent to sex with an adult. If both partners are over 18, any age difference between them is irrelevant.
What is the age gap of dating in Tennessee?
Tennessee Age of Consent Laws 2021 Tennessee statutory rape law is violated when a person has consensual sexual intercourse with an individual under age 18. A close in age exemption allows teens ages 13-18 to consent to partners less than 4 years older.
Can an 18 year old date a 16 year old in TN?
In Tennessee, it is illegal for an adult (someone 18 or older) to have sex with a minor (someone younger than 18), even if the sex is consensual. Those who break the law have committed statutory rape.