Dating age limits older
All 50 US states have set their minimum drinking age to 21 although exceptions do exist on a state-by-state basis for consumption at home, under adult supervision, for medical necessity, and other reasons.Proponents of lowering the minimum legal drinking age (MLDA) from 21 argue that it has not stopped teen drinking, and has instead pushed underage binge drinking into private and less controlled environments, leading to more health and life-endangering behavior by teens.MLDA 21 encourages young adults to acquire and use false identification documents to procure alcohol.
Youth may choose not to drink, or to drink less often, because of decreased social acceptability or increased risks from parental or legal authorities.
 In 2006, 72.2% of twelfth graders reported drinking alcohol at some point in their lives.
 MLDA 21 encourages young adults to acquire and use false identification documents to procure alcohol.
Many states that were happy with their MLDA 18 bowed to federal pressure rather than lose millions in annual highway funds.
More people would legally be able to drink in bars, restaurants, and other licensed establishments.