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Internet and telephone dating services customarily set a minimum limit of 18 for users.
While social networking websites which are not exclusively devoted to dating often allow users younger than 18, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), which went into effect in 2000, prevents Internet websites which are directed toward children under age 13 to collect personally identifiable information about users without explicit parental consent.
I am a kind, positive, caring and goal oriented woman. I like animals and I believe that I can be a good wife.
I am a cheerful and optimistic woman and I believe in real love.
In the United States, there are generally no laws which specifically set age limits on dating.
Rather, pertinent laws mainly focus on two issues indirectly related to dating: curfew and unlawful sexual contact.
I consider myself to be very outgoing and a little on the shy side though, but that's only when I first meet someone, after I warm up to you a lil Im fun to hang with.
What most people in Western societies would call dating did not come into existence until the middle of the 20th Century.
Many social networking websites such as My Space or Facebook simply prohibit children younger than 13 from using their services in order to avoid possible legal problems.