Federal law makes it criminal to engage in a sexual act with another person who is between the age of 12 and 16 if they are at least four years younger than you.
Each state takes a different approach as the age of consent has ranged from 10 to 18.
Section 794.05(1), while not expressly allowing such relationships, notes that a person 24 years old or older who engages in contact with a 16- to 17-year-old has committed a second-degree felony.
Under this statute, an adult who is not yet 24 years old may date and even have a sexual relationship with a teenager who is at least 16.
According to the underage dating reference website Age Of Consent.com, Florida laws do not provide accommodations for adults who have obtained the consent of an underage person before dating, engaging in contact or having sex.