Tennessee law on dating
It's still the parents who decide who the minor is allowed to see though and they can try to report him due to the age difference. Actually, the age of consent law in North Carolina is the age of 16, meaning that at the age of 16 it is allowed for the person to have sex with a legal adult and it not be called sagetory rape.
However, as far as just dating, there is no age law in the state of North Carolina that says you can not date.
There is a close in age exemption but your age difference is too big for that. Some of those are enforced based on age differences between the two.
Your parents are responsible for making that decision.
Dating while separated has consequences, too, almost all of which are foreseeable and damaging to the dating spouse’s case.
Dating violence is not defined under Tennessee Law, as such.
However, if the dating relationship includes cohabitation, then such violence can be a form of domestic violence.
Like ripples on a pond, the repercussions can affect family relationships for many years to come. In Tennessee divorce law, having sex with someone who is not your spouse prior to divorce, but after separation, is still adultery.