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SuperG
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KonstanBen
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Should Girls Date In Middle School?

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KonstanBen
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/1/2015 Category: People
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 757 times Debate No: 69256
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SuperG

Pro

If you date at a middle school age you are just gonna get your heartbroken. Dating is meant for finding the person you marry.
KonstanBen

Con

Accepted. As the neg, I will be arguing that it is important for girls to date in middle school. The full resolution is as follows: Girls shouldn't date in middle school.
Case:

Definition 1: Date: establish or ascertain the date of (an object or event). [1]

Argument 1: Dating is vital for telling the story of history.
In order to have a proper understanding of history, dating is necessary. West Chester University explains:
"In history, we use dates to help us find cause-and-effect relationships between human actions. In brief, later actions cannot influence earlier actions, so if we know which thing came first, we can rule out the earlier one as a cause of the later one." [2]
Since dating is so important to the understanding of history, it is vital the middle school girls practice the skill.

Argument 2: Girls in science
In this day and age, women are far less common in the field of science than men [3]. In order to further gender equality, it is important to even out the field. To do that, starting at the middle school level is perfect. By giving women more opportunities at a younger age, women would be more encouraged to enter the sciences. One specific field that has already made strides in gender equality is geology. This field also relies heavily on dating [4]. Girls should date in middle school because it would help them on a road to success in science that would help gender equality.

Impacts of case:
1: Gender equality (in science)
2: Better learning environment for history
3: Better educated young historians

[1]https://www.google.com...
[2]http://courses.wcupa.edu...
[3]http://www.nytimes.com...
[4]http://www.nhm.ac.uk...

1st rebuttal:

Opponent argument 1: heartbreaks.
Response: My opponent has shown no evidence whatsoever that heartbreaks are inevitable because of dating in middle school. My opponent has not even shown a single link between dating and heartbreaks.

Opponent argument 2: the purpose of dating.
Response 1: Dating in middle school can, in fact, help someone get married. By starting down a path of science or history, women will be exposed to smart men and women that could provide future husbands or wives.
Response 2: My opponent has shown no reason to believe that the true purpose of dating is marriage.

For all the reasons above, I negate.
Debate Round No. 1
SuperG

Pro

SuperG forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
SuperG

Pro

SuperG forfeited this round.
KonstanBen

Con

Umm..... Vote con!
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by KonstanBen 2 years ago
KonstanBen
I rewrote the resolution to make it make sense that he's pro
Posted by Stefy 2 years ago
Stefy
*Should girls or boys date in middle school?
Posted by TurianPrimarch 2 years ago
TurianPrimarch
Your argument in the first round does sound kinda con instead of pro...
Posted by Esiar 2 years ago
Esiar
Why are you pro?
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Reasons for voting decision: Why defining things is a good idea!