The Instigator
watsUpthr
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dxpilot
Con (against)
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27 Points

People Should Only Date People Their Own Age.

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/3/2008 Category: Society
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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watsUpthr

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Romantic relationships with people too much older or younger is doomed for failure because of generational gaps. It is looked down on by society and therefore people should just date people of their own age.
dxpilot

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okay, i dont believe that age matters in a relationship.
1.) if your in a realationship, it shouldn't matter the age difference between to people. what matters is how much a person likes the other.

2.)Society doesn't look down towards people who are of different ages. i was taught that as long as 2 people are in love, nothing esle matters.

3.) many people are in succesful relationships and they have a huge gap difference.
Debate Round No. 1
watsUpthr

Pro

"Society doesn't look down towards people who are of different ages. i was taught that as long as 2 people are in love, nothing else matters."

Society does look down on couples with large age differences. Especially if the woman is older than the man. The older of the two will reach old age faster and get gray hair and wrinkles and the younger may not find that attractive anymore. Also people will ask, "is that your dad?" or "is that yur mom" and make them feel weird. And the younger of the couple may want to have kids but the older one may not be able to.
dxpilot

Con

I would like to start off by saying that my opponent forgot to give a rebuttal towards my to other comments. But I will give a rebuttal to his 1 comment. People who look down on people who are off different age are entitled to there OPINION. When a person says that people shouldn't date people that are older then them, they are giving an OPINION. The people who are dating a person older than them don't have to listen to that opinion. Granted, they can look at the person's opinion but they don't have to consider it. And you said that they can feel weird about people asking them if that's your dad or your mom, but it can be obvious that they are together by there body movements, how they talk to each other, and how they express there feelings for each other. And as for the child thing, they can always adopt a child.
Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by kels1123 9 years ago
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I have a wonderful relationship with my husband and he is 8 years older than I am. It works out perfect because he is actually at the maturity level I am at and we want the same things out of life. The only generational Gap we have is some of the music we listen too. I am 27 and he is 35.
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