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jayjay
Pro (for)
Losing
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The Contender
Rockylightning
Con (against)
Winning
29 Points

People of different age groups be allowed to date if they truly care about each other.

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 7/13/2011 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 6 years ago Status: Voting Period
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jayjay

Pro

People of any age group should be allowed to date, because if they truly care about each other then why should the not be able to be happy with someone. Like for instance lets say a girl was dating a guy 3 and a half years older then her but as soon as he turns 18 they have to break up. Yeah I know that it's an adult and a miner but seriously people don't make a 20 yr old and a 50 yr old break up if they are dating, why should people make a 18yr old and a 14 and a half yr old break up. It's so stupid people should just stay out of it if the two people are happy. People should just let other people be happy together.
Rockylightning

Con

Refutations:

1. "Like for instance lets say a girl was dating a guy 3 and a half years older then her but as soon as he turns 18 they have to break up."

Yes, of course. If they had intercourse it is legally rape. It doesnt mean they can't see eachother.

2. "Yeah I know that it's an adult and a miner but seriously people don't make a 20 yr old and a 50 yr old break up if they are dating, why should people make a 18yr old and a 14 and a half yr old break up."

The 20year old and the 50 year old are both adults. The 18 year old and the 14 year old are legally incompatible. Plus, honestly are any feelings one has as young as 14 really legitimate? Its puppy love at this age. Maybe not for the 18 year old since he can get charged with rape.

3. "It's so stupid people should just stay out of it if the two people are happy. People should just let other people be happy together."

If its the parents of the 14 year old you are talking about, then yes they should be concerned.



Thanks for this interesting topic. I urge the voting audience to vote con.
Debate Round No. 1
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Posted by randolph7 6 years ago
randolph7
Adults and miners should be allowed to date if they want. It's minors who need protection from overzealous miners.
Posted by medic0506 6 years ago
medic0506
That photo is one reason I don't like young girls hanging out with older guys. They tend to try to act more sexual when they do so, even if they aren't sexually active. There is no reason that a 14 year old girl needs to take a photo, such as the one posted here, that is obviously intended to show off her boobs and bra, and place it on a web site for all to see. Call me old fashioned but if I saw my 14 year old daughter posting photos like this she'd lose the computer, plus the cell phone she took the picture with. There's just no reason for it at all.
Posted by Man-is-good 6 years ago
Man-is-good
I sound like Cliff, but I am not as experienced or good as a debater as him.

And about that infants and adults, I guess that could be used....especially with a couple of real-life cases around to help prove that....Heh, heh, heh....
Posted by Man-is-good 6 years ago
Man-is-good
I sound like Cliff, but I am not as experienced or good as a debater as him.

And about that infants and adults, I guess that could be used....especially with a couple of real-life cases around to help prove that....Heh, heh, heh....
Posted by Meatros 6 years ago
Meatros
Man-is-Good, you remind me of Cliff in your endeavors. Good show.

I was thinking of this debate as more of a fun one.

Had I gotten it, I would have attacked it from the angle of infants dating adults....
Posted by Man-is-good 6 years ago
Man-is-good
Pro, a one-round debate allows ample time for your opponent to refute your own argument, but no time for you to answer back. In that case, an one-round debate generally equates to a defeat.
Posted by Meatros 6 years ago
Meatros
Dang it.

I was going to take this..
Posted by Rockylightning 6 years ago
Rockylightning
From now on I suggest making your debates more than one round :/
Posted by Rockylightning 6 years ago
Rockylightning
Eh? Should I take this challenge?
Posted by quarterexchange 6 years ago
quarterexchange
Are you sure you want to make this a 1 round debate?

If I were you I'd add multiple rounds to give yourself at least one or two chances to refute your opponent's arguments.
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Vote Placed by Cerebral_Narcissist 6 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: I have voted in the way I have not because I am a threat to children but because I can't actually see where PRO's appeal to happiness is refuted by CON. PRO does not even reference sex which largely invalidates CONs counter-arguments.
Vote Placed by randolph7 6 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Adults and miners should be allowed to date if they want. It's minors who need protection from overzealous miners.
Vote Placed by F-16_Fighting_Falcon 6 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: "Yeah I know that it's an adult and a miner" lol. s
Vote Placed by Man-is-good 6 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro appears to be drawing from personal experience, offered no proof or evidence, and did not take obvious approaches [such as stating the human right to love or care, or of the sort]...She also makes many grammatical mistakes, resulting in run-on sentences....I suggest Pro to take part in the teacher-student program in DDO, since her debates show a dearth of skill in argumentation or even grammar.
Vote Placed by Double_R 6 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Obvious. Pro did not make an argument, just a rant on what sounds like her own personal situation. Con could have made a much stronger argument but said more then he needed to, to win.
Vote Placed by medic0506 6 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro argued from emotion, not common sense, so her argument wasn't as good as it could have been if she had researched the reasons why parents have to make the decisions. Con mentioned the legal aspect, and the concern of the parents and that was more than enough to get the win.
Vote Placed by ReformedArsenal 6 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: This sounds more like a 14 year old girl being upset that her parents made her break up with her 18 year old boyfriend than it does like a debate.
Vote Placed by Meatros 6 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con refuted Pro's arguments. Being a one round debate, Pro's opener was insufficient to cover all bases.