Ethics dating former student

I'd like to know what peoples honest opinions of such a relationship are. I find it strange that you viewed him as good looking, dashing, but too young at the time you were his teacher. We are not supposed to view our students as potential relationship material in the future.

Obviously, something about this relationship bothers you or you wouldn't be asking for opinions here.

Be aware that even if you're not breaking any rules, your relationship could cause problems.

Even if the professor isn't the student's professor when the relationship starts, problems could arise if the student ends up in the professor's class later on.

Say your professor/partner tutors you in a subject you're struggling with or helps you figure out which classes to take and get you the classes you need.

The age difference does not bother me at all - I know a woman of 34 who is dating a guy his age, and to be fair, if it was an older man with a younger woman most would not batter an eyelid. I have a friend named Mark who married his high school teacher after he became of age.

I'm against any student/teacher relationships, current or former, period!

Not a teacher, but I don't see a problem with it now.

Additionally, other students may perceive you as having an unfair advantage because you are, by nature, closer to at least one member of the faculty.

If you're dating a professor whose classes you take, students may think you're getting special treatment or grades you haven't earned, no matter if you actually are.

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