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Kingofunky
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Should marriage at 16 be legal?

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Started: 12/1/2015 Category: Society
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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its_ok_to_be_smart

Pro

Many adults claim that teens don't know what love is or that they are incapable to know what love is.However that is not always the case, Why should teens be held from marrying their partners. should marriage be allowed or not? What are your concerns?
Kingofunky

Con

now im not saying its a terrible idea but keep in mind you do not stop developing till early to mid 20s so your opinion will change many times about who you like before that age in many cases a boy my age(18) will say he loves you forever and that we should get married, but we only do this so we can can get into your pants trust me im a guy
Debate Round No. 1
its_ok_to_be_smart

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its_ok_to_be_smart forfeited this round.
Kingofunky

Con

it appears that you have discarded this debate oh well, just remember that some states have age restrictions that make it s you only have to be 16 but there is a reason you do not see 16 year old's getting married because love at that age for the most part is puppy love you have huge emotional attachment to someone for a period of time that dies off about 6 months to a year after and this age requirement is simply in place to keep you away from making a bad decision like if your realtionship goes bad then your probably going to be required to give that person your hard earned money for the rest of your life
Debate Round No. 2
its_ok_to_be_smart

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its_ok_to_be_smart forfeited this round.
Kingofunky

Con

it appears i was a winner from the start how sad
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by evandamon030 1 year ago
evandamon030
it should be decided by the parents
Posted by Jonbonbon 1 year ago
Jonbonbon
Getting married as a teen is generally a bad idea. First of all, hormones cloud your judgement at younger ages. Second of all, you pretty much shoot down your opportunity of going to college and going anywhere successful in life (unless you're part of the small percentage that actually make it). Third of all, teens that young would find it hard to carry the relationship between school and working enough at a low income job keeping them out of the house all day. Fourth of all, kids that young generally haven't developed far enough to understand the commitment they're making. Fifth of all, kids that ping are still developing a lot and are prone to change personalities, even completely flipping who they are. That can result in a marriage becoming very strained and ultimately end very poorly.
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