Professors dating students in college
I believe they started dating before she graduated, and got married a few years afterwards.
I don't see any sign that this was frowned upon from other department professors.
Such phenomena as hooking up and lavaliering are widely prominent among university and college students.
Hooking up is a world wide phenomenon that involves two individuals having a sexual encounter without interest in commitment.
But, if you play your cards right during the semester, you can get your professor interested, learn a little more about him or her, and start a relationship with an educated professional.
Movies have featured them, books have centered on them. But they've also led to power struggles, charges of coercion and abuse of power.
For instance: I hasten to add that none of these point to any clear ethical lapse or mistake on your part.
In particular, the idea that it is disturbing for a much older (adult) to date a much younger (adult) may be more of a societal taboo/hangup than anything that can be rationally justified.
This had been a cause of great distress for the department chair and undergraduate program director, who had mistakenly believed they could do nothing about the situation because the university had no policy.
Flirting in Class Flirting Outside of Class Making Your Move Community Q&A If you find yourself lingering often after class for a few more snippets of conversation, or spending a little too much time staring instead of listening during lectures, you might be interested in dating your professor.
Given the many rules on colleges about relationships between teachers and students, this can be a bit tricky.
Sexual relationships between students and faculty are fraught with peril.
Although all of us have personal examples of a faculty member who married a student and lived happily ever after, many, if not most, of these relationships have a very short shelf life.