She had a son, that a year before we met, had passed away at 13.
He was kind of shocked when I first told him I was 16, and told me that he was 22.
16 year olds and the law At 16, teenagers can: Parents, babysitting and the law There's no minimum age in law for when a young person is allowed to babysit another child.
But parents have legal responsibility until the minor becomes 18 – so if difficulties arise while the younger child is looked after, the parents can be found to be neglectful by using poor judgement.
He asked if that made me uncomfortable and I told him it didn't.
We've now been seeing each other for about five months.