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boomslang
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08:58:49 PM Aug 1st 2012
The How I Met Your Mother example is actually a very good one since it points out the difference between legal boundaries and social ones: a thirty year old man sleeping with an eighteen year old is often seen as more acceptable than a seventeen year old partner would be. At least in the U.S.
m17wilhelm
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01:40:38 PM Jun 2nd 2012
Wanted to put this under real life example but there is none on the Main Page. My friend, who is a girl, has a chart for when she'll be of legal age because she's been dating her boyfriend for two years. And the chart marks every month for another (well, now it's a year) until she'll be sixteen and can legally have sex with her boyfriend.

DamianYerrick
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09:34:37 AM Dec 2nd 2011
Is there a related trope about waiting for, say, a patent to expire?
CrypticMirror
10:41:01 AM Dec 2nd 2011
No, we don't have a page on Thomas Edison's business practices.
Iaculus
10:46:05 AM Dec 2nd 2011
Though it might be worth a trope. Take it to YKTTW.
Sen
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08:31:27 AM Nov 28th 2010
Stupid question: if you have a relationship where the two people involved are citizens of countries with different ages of consent, like say France and Brazil, which country's juristdiction takes precedence?
pittsburghmuggle
09:13:43 AM Nov 28th 2010
This is a stupid question, because TV tropes isn't the place to be asking it. To answer it though, it's always better to wait the few years until you're both of consent because if the case gets brought to court at all, even if you get off as not guilty, you'll still be out a ton of money and time for the trial.
Sen
08:13:53 AM Jan 21st 2011
Well, it's more reliable than Yahoo Answers...
pittsburghmuggle
11:50:21 AM Jan 21st 2011
Point taken.
78.105.234.201
11:01:30 PM Mar 28th 2011
I believe jurisdiction is based on location rather than citizenship in most cases, so it depends on where they are.
Last_Hussar
03:10:44 PM Jun 25th 2014
It is juristiction. Thus is 15 year old Germans who are legally having sex at home can't have sex on holiday in Britain.
macroscopic
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06:36:36 PM Mar 20th 2010
Should also mention my larger edit. I cut out quite a bit of irrelevant info about specific age of consent laws both from the description and the examples and turned it into one statement at the top that in fiction it's always eighteen. It was pretty repetitive and largely off-topic.
macroscopic
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06:28:47 PM Mar 20th 2010
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