This was inspired by another question I saw. Simple really; do you thing GAG should only be for people over 18?
Do you think GAG should be 18+ only?
What Guys Said 20
No, one of the best qualities of sites like GaG is that young people can come with all the problems they don't dare to talk about with parents or teachers.
Verifying the age would be impossible anyhow. Would you ask a birth certificate or a driving license to be faxed to GaG? A credit card? They'd 'loan daddy's card some evening.
If 12 yr olds want to come here I'd have to signal it to the administrator but I'd regret not being able to help them with their problem.
There are a lot of sexually charged questions and conversations. Yes, the internet is full of them. At least they won't get wrong information here.0
Most of the people who have relationship problems on here are under the age of 18 anyway. Christ knows why they're in a relationship in the first place when they should be focused on studying, but whatever O_o
Making it 18+ would be like introducing medicine for Alzheimer's but restricting it to toddlers.1
No it would be silly to get rid of that demographic3
Here's a question: Why do more WOMEN than Men want GaG to be 18+? Are women really that more restrictive and dare I say 'oppressive' then men? ;)2
I say 16+ is good. The problem I noticed on many social networking sites, particularly Vine and Instagram, is there are a TON of 12-14 year olds on there and they really do ruin it. 16 seems to be fine, since you're close enough to 18 anyways. Besides, I know a lot of 16 year olds with issues that they need help answering.
18+ only would just encourage pornographic material, IMO. Next thing you know some guy would post a photo saying: "Eh, rate my dick ladies!"1
No, I have seen very good answers / questions from people under 18.1
There is a lot of content on here that pre terms and kids should not be viewing so some sort of block or anything would be good.0
I think 16+ sounds more realistic myself. So I voted "no".0
Young people have it hard enough these days. You'd cut them off from a forum where they can ask questions openly and get honest answers?0
No. Kids gotta learn someday!0
It should at least be 16 and over, 18 and better is over, 21 and over is the best option0
They can just lie about their age, how would their age be verified?0
Ok, I'm gonna stop you right there. No judgement, no offense. An age gate can be tricked by a 7 year old.
The only way you could confirm 18+ is to ask for info like credit card/social security/etc. This website is partially designed for people to privately ask questions (which is kind of redundant, since everything we do online is being stored somewhere by the companies that run the servers). So if you took that extra step to make it 18+ only, you completely ruin the privacy end of things. Bad for business.1
Yes i agree with you too many young females coming on here
age 13, 14 etc aren't even ready for a real relationship
they come on here looking for advice and their questions
are way immature now not all of them but some of them1
Yeah so they won't get sued i guess1
What Girls Said 16
I think a lot of people who are under 18 would like advice in some aspect of their life. when you're in high school or even middle school, you're usually more confused than ever and seeking advice and reassurance. this is site is kinda to help people with their problems so i dont feel there needs to be any age restriction.0
No, I'm under 18 and I act in a mature manner if that's what you're worried about, teen years are hard with relationships and you're just trying to figure things out so it's nice to be able to ask questions, I've helped multiple people well over the age of 18 on here.0
Not at all. The main point of this site is to give and receive dating/relationship advice and advice on the opposite sex. Teens are the ones who seem to need help with these things the most.0
No. I've been mature my whole life and lied about my age online because some people are treated a certain way because of age. I'm 17 now but I've been thinking about these type of things and asking these type of questions since I was 13. You shouldn't discriminate because of age. There are young people who act old and old people who act young.0
Not really some users in their 20's and 30's are kinda immature too1
I would say 18+ only because there's a lot of sexually charged content here that's not strictly limited to the sexuality section. But I've seen quite a few under 18s give really good opinions.
That said GaG should go back to the age limit being 16+. This is because teens that age do need quite a bit of help navigating dating/relationship but are mature enough to handle some of the more sexual content.
Age verifications wouldn't work. People find ways to lie about it.0
How would the verification work?0
I'm gonna answer your question with another question:
p*rn is for people 21 and up, so why are people 20 and under able to view it? I caught my little cousin on a pornsite and she was 11 at the time.0
No, i think you already know about the stuff on here anyways at like 16 and i joined at 16 and it helped me out some, it isn't like you can ask sex questions then anyways0
NO :( ^ here's my reason.
Seriously though, other users are right, everyone will lie about their age anyway. I've been doing it since I was ten.0
No but that would help in decreasing annoying users on here.1
People are going to lie regardless
And how are they going to verify it? Makes no sense. That's a waste of time0
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