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Nadine1997
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The Contender
Daltonian
Pro (for)
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Is it easier now to form friendships than ever before??

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Daltonian
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/26/2014 Category: Society
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Nadine1997

Con

The word friendship now has a much broader meaning. No longer are the bonds of friendship li ited to telephone conversations or speaking face to face. In this days very close friendships can be formed without the people ever meeting and by simply typing words on screen and that is a result of internet which had made everything in our lives easier.
Daltonian

Pro

If I'm understanding correctly, the con has made her case for me. It is indeed easier to make friendships than ever before. I'm assuming, since she is "con", she neglects the fact that friendships are not easier to form than ever before.

If I have misunderstood, my apologies.

The definition of friendship, according to my dictionary, is so:
friend"ship [frend-ship]
noun
1.
the state of being a friend; association as friends: to value a person's friendship.
2.
a friendly relation or intimacy.
3.
friendly feeling or disposition.

None of these are directly subjective to "face-face" or "voice-voice" conduct, as the con has suggested. Now, with the creation of the internet, people can form "friendly relations or intimacy" through online forums and outlets, such as debate.com itself.

In a time say, 5000 years ago (which qualifies as ever before), where isolated tribes of 10 or 20 traveled together through a vast wilderness, it would prove much more difficult to find real friendships, as there is no connection to anyone outside of the group of say 20 people, whereas now, there are urban areas everywhere and thousands of people in your backyard, none the less the possibilities of the internet and other connections present.
Debate Round No. 1
Nadine1997

Con

Nadine1997 forfeited this round.
Daltonian

Pro

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Debate Round No. 2
Nadine1997

Con

Nadine1997 forfeited this round.
Daltonian

Pro

My opponent has forfeited this debate and failed to provide an argument for her position, con.

For these reasons, I should win this debate.
Debate Round No. 3
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Vote Placed by Zarroette 3 years ago
Zarroette
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Reasons for voting decision: Given that there were twice as many arguments for Pro than usual, I find it impossible to do anything but to vote for Pro. Conduct to Pro for Con's forfeit.
Vote Placed by lannan13 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Forfeiture