The Council’s Ruling — Relationship Age

April 28, 2008, 12:00 pm; posted by
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This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import.

This week’s question — At what age should a child be permitted to pursue a romantic relationship?

The council was unable to reach a majority ruling on this issue.

Kaitlin offers this opinion, joined by David and Erin:

No earlier than 16, and even that is probably too young. High schoolers are not at the stage of cognitive development that would allow them to make beneficial decisions in such a volatile area of their lives; even college students, more often than not, can’t approach relationships wisely.


Djere offers this opinion, joined by Kaitlin:

Upon being graduated from college. Because you’re going to feel pretty silly wasting all those perfectly good tears on fling after pointless fling, high schoolers…


Steve offers this opinion, joined by Josh:

Write all the notes you want from seventh grade on, but you ain’t touchin’ each other till at least age 17.


Tom offers this opinion, joined by Djere:

16 for boys. A girl should never ‘pursue’ a romantic relationship.


MC-B offers this opinion, joined by Connie:

18 with parent’s permission, independence without it. One needs to get his/her own house in order before messing around in anyone else’s.


Mike offers this opinion:

Any age — because you need to learn how to get hurt and bounce back.


Chloe offers this opinion:

30 — that’s when they start dying, which means that’s when they start making responsible decisions.


Job played no part in the determination of this issue.


Next time: Where and when would be your first destination in a time machine?


2 Comments to “The Council’s Ruling — Relationship Age”

  1. Mike J on April 28th, 2008 3:57 pm

    And I want to thank Chloe especially for reminding me that now that I’m 30, I can commence the dying process….

  2. Tom on April 6th, 2021 7:40 pm

    I’d like to withdraw my proposed ruling and join Kaitlin’s.

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