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Aidoka
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DakotaKrafick
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Internet makes people less confident.

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Started: 11/14/2012 Category: Society
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Aidoka

Pro

Nowadays the majority of people use the Internet almost every day. And sometimes we forget about the time, and sit in front of the screen the whole day. We forget about things we should do and other responsibilities. we watch short videos, funny pictures, read some unnecessary stuff and etc. and that is the cause of our uncertainty in different spheres. There are, unfortunately, no any brave men, who can come up to pretty and start the conversation, people are less confident nowadays. They are afraid of new, unknown people and can't have even normal conversation. Usually they don't have a couple, because they are too shy. And may be this social problem should be solved at the state level.
DakotaKrafick

Con

As someone who met his long-term partner over the internet, I accept and look forward to you proving the resolution, "The internet makes people less confident". Good luck.
Debate Round No. 1
Aidoka

Pro

According to the match.com commercials, one in every six relationships now starts online. May be not you, but most of them are afraid of hearing the answer, afraid of meeting new people. People become less social, and respectively less confident. It is easier to them to sit in a square room, look on the monitor and immerse themselves in a virtual life. Unfortunately there are no any serenades under the windows, no decent courting and people forget what romance and true love are.
DakotaKrafick

Con

So many claims, yet so little evidence...

You've cited only one source (match.com) for a claim that, if proven true, would more likely help my case than yours: that one in every six relationships starts online. This means a little less than twenty percent of couples (who perhaps would otherwise have not found suitable partners) begin by meeting, conversing, and flirting over the internet. I'm unsure why you think this means the internet makes people less confident, but if anything, it seems to suggest that the internet makes people more confident.

You say the internet causes people to be less social, but this is the opposite of true: for some, the internet serves as a medium to meet a wider array of people than those who just so happen to live within walking or driving distance. The internet has made people more social in the same way telphones did decades ago.

Without real evidence to support my opponent's claims, he will not have met his burden of proof in this debate. However, all we've gotten so far is mere speculation (and illogical speculation at that).
Debate Round No. 2
Aidoka

Pro

Aidoka forfeited this round.
DakotaKrafick

Con

Extend all that stuff I just said.
Debate Round No. 3
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