The Instigator
PoeJoe
Pro (for)
Winning
60 Points
The Contender
monkeyyxxsun
Con (against)
Losing
47 Points

The debate.org users monkeyyxxsun and PoeJoe should go on a date

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Post Voting Period
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after 16 votes the winner is...
PoeJoe
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 9/24/2008 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 8,695 times Debate No: 5519
Debate Rounds (3)
Comments (131)
Votes (16)

 

PoeJoe

Pro

I strongly affirm the resolution "The debate.org users monkeyyxxsun and PoeJoe should go on a date".

---- Contention 1: No Practical Problems ----

Let us get the basics out of the way.

(1) I am a male, and you are a female. We are both heterosexual. Therefore, there exists no problems as far as sexual preference goes.

(2) According to Google Maps, we live (even in 'traffic') within fifteen minutes of each other. There are no problems as far as distance goes. (Although, really: Love has no boundaries.)

(3) We are both sophomores who are fifteen years old, which is just about right. Thank God I won't have to go through another rape conviction. I mean, it was terrible the first time around.

(4) Often times, an odd situation will occur when a partner meets the other partner's parents. This will not be the case when you meet mine. You see, both of my parents are Buddhist. You are Buddhist. Do I need to spell it out?

---- Contention 2: Likes Attract ----

Scientific evidence proves that contrary to popular belief, opposites do NOT attract. In fact, evidence suggests quite the opposite; people who are more similar build longer, more lasting relationships. As I will prove through our profiles on debate.org, we are very similar.

(1) We share very similar political views. Firstly, we only have a 90% disagreement ratio. (This is remarkable.) The only issue we do disagree on is abortion. However, I assure you that I will always wear protection. The disagreement on abortion should therefore not be relevant. Secondly, we are both democrats who support Barack Obama for president of the United States. As Ragnar_Rahl elegantly put it, "...agreeing on politics is often a good sign for a potential relationship- certainly not sufficient, but enough to go on a date over, especially if one is consistent and derives one's politics from one's ethics and those from one's metaphysics and epistemology. After all, such things point to other compatibilities as well."

(2) We are both debaters who use debate.org. Duh.

(3) Ethnicity-wise, we are both Asian. Scientific evidence proves that people are attracted more to people of their own race. We are of the same race. Therefore, you will probably be (as I will be to you) more attracted to me than to--oh I don't know--a white guy. QED.

(4) We both agree that Meagan Fox is hideous. This same sexual perception reaffirms our biological destiny to be together.

---- Contention 3: Just 'Cause----

Yeah.

---- In Closing ----

I believe that you should go on a date with me because (1) there are no practical problems, (2) we are very much alike, and (3) just 'cause.

I sincerely wait for your response.
monkeyyxxsun

Con

First off, if you did not take note of my relationship status, I am currently in with someone. As a loyal person, I would not cheat on my partner.
Debate Round No. 1
PoeJoe

Pro

---- In Defense of My Arguments ----

My opponent has not counterargued any of my contentions. They all stand; and therefore, the debate.org users monkeyyxxsun and PoeJoe should go on a date.

---- Counterarguments ----

1) First of all, the fact that my opponent changed her relationship status right before accepting this debate is rather suspicious ( http://img513.imageshack.us... ). My opponent is probably single. But just for the sake of argument, I shall continue rebutting monkey's claims. I offer these alternatives:

2) Two-time your boyfriend.
2a. Think about all the excitement that would along with two-timing your boyfriend. Adrenaline rushes galore! The intensity, the excitement, the absolute fear!!!
2b. There really isn't anything wrong with a date anyway. Think of it as two Internet friends going out for some chit-chat.

3) Dump your boyfriend.
3a. Is your boyfriend as similar politically as you? I didn't think so. Obviously, I'm the better choice here.
3b. I don't mean to brag, but I have a lot where it counts. If you had a boyfriend, I would assume he would be Asian. Well, I'm pretty sure he's like most other Asians... I'm not.

4) Kill your boyfriend. I'm pretty sure this is self-explanatory.

---- Conclusion ----

My opponent probably is single. But even if she weren't, there is nothing wrong with a casual date just for fun. Given all our similarities, it would be simple nuts NOT to go on a date. Therefore, the debate.org users monkeyyxxsun and PoeJoe should go on a date.
monkeyyxxsun

Con

Poe, I have no interest in going out with you. So leave me alone.
Debate Round No. 2
PoeJoe

Pro

Errr... I actually prefer Joe as opposed to "Poe".

Um. I'd like to remind the audience that the resolution is whether or not we SHOULD go on a date. It is not whether we WILL. Because all my contentions were never addressed, and because all my counterarguments still stand, the audience must vote PRO.

Although you leave my completely heartbroken, monkeyyxxsun, I'm sure I will find a way to move on... i mean theirs always a way rite? *crize and assures self*
monkeyyxxsun

Con

In a date, there should be a mutual liking. I don't like you. Why should we date? I like someone else.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by darkkermit 2 years ago
darkkermit
He might of won the debate, but he lost her heart.
Posted by SuperRobotWars 5 years ago
SuperRobotWars
Epic.
Posted by Zetsubou 6 years ago
Zetsubou
My Debate group read it out. Lol.
Posted by Zetsubou 6 years ago
Zetsubou
Lol, this debate made me join(find) DDO.
Posted by Emorose 7 years ago
Emorose
1 thing:

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Posted by PoeJoe 7 years ago
PoeJoe
Repeat: The debate was a joke that originated from the debatef.com forums. I was trying to make the point that the new social networking thing was a little bit creepy (we didn't have social networking before v3.0 of debate.org).
Posted by bignaked 7 years ago
bignaked
wow...PoeJoe, the fact that you asked a girl on date WITH A DEBATE is a little bit...off

not to mention that you completely overlooked the fact that she doesn't like you...yeah, that's kinda important...monkey wins this one in my book...

monkey: 1
poejoe: negative 2
Posted by Rezzealaux 8 years ago
Rezzealaux
Monkey lied about being in a relationship as a "nice" tactic to tell Butter to "shoo".
Posted by Ragnar_Rahl 8 years ago
Ragnar_Rahl
Wait... this debate ended up happening and I missed it? Monkey's profile says single but she claimed to be in a relationship, and it said that right before the debate? What on earth? I'm lost
Posted by brian_eggleston 8 years ago
brian_eggleston
Absolutely, PoeJoe, no harm done and no offence caused I hope. Some debates are serious, which is good, but there is always a place for jocularity.

By the way, your time to respond on my debate you accepted is fast running out you know?!
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