In real life(like, if this actually happened) a 25 year old dating a 16 year old is super gross, but in fiction, all sorts of things you don't agree with such as murdering people on spaceships, rape, bigotry and the eating of non organic foods occurs, and it's still a good story.
That's really not
the best argument to use here, considering what we are trying to do here. In fact, from a logical standpoint, it is a very bad
argument. But putting that aside for a moment...
@Kaiser Mazoku: 16 is the age that the P5 has set as the acceptable bottom limit for explicitness in cutting a work. A major reason for this is that outside of the United States, this is the basic mean, median and mode age of consent; within the US, things are somewhat more complicated, but with some caveats, the average state age of consent here is 16 as well.
Furthermore, aren't the characters involved in this thing all within five years of each other in age?
(Getting into statutory law for stupid, stupid reasons. What fun I am having now.)