That is because an 18-year-old is legally considered an adult in nearly every state in the union.
Here are five ways the law affects your new 18-year-old adult: An 18-year-old cannot rent a car, but he can buy one.
Those adults, officials say, can sometimes have bad intentions.
As an extreme example, I have a cousin who is 22 and she's dating a guy who is 46 years old.
The men were recently jailed for sexual abuse of the girl.
Local police say that scenario isn’t common here, but warned of how easy it is for a children to pose as someone older online and communicate with adults.
At 18, your teen can vote, buy a house or wed his high school sweetheart.
As Business Insider's resident 23-year-old, I was obliged to poke around and try out some of the most popular dating apps.The problem is that I find that here is something deeply wrong with this type of relationship. What do you think about him making an exception to date somebody like me? Even though we have wonderful conversations and he is sensitive, funny, bright.. I have been having an online relationship with a 44 year old man for around five months.I don't believe that I am the first young girl that he has gone after, although he sais that I am. We started talking on an instant messaging service and have been dating ever since.Although 15% of Americans have used online dating themselves, a larger share report that they are familiar with online dating from the experiences of people they know.Some 41% of American adults say they know someone who uses online dating, while 29% indicate they know someone who has married or entered into a long-term partnership with someone they met via online dating.They have their own place, get on great, and they've been together about 2 years.