The New York Age of Consent is 17 years old. are reserved for sexual relations in which one participant is a 16 year old and the second is a 17 or 18 year old. In fact, only 12 states have a single age of consent; in these states, this age ranges from 16 to 18 years old. In the remaining states, the age of. Not for just dating. Joseph A. Lo Piccolo, As long as there was no sex simply dating is okay. The legal age for consent to sex in New York is I am a former.