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What's the deal with student/teacher relationships in college?

Asked by iphigeneia (6224points) April 14th, 2012

Not related to my current personal situation (although perhaps for future reference… just kidding!)

A couple of answers to the recent Have you ever hit on a teacher? mentioned times where both the student and the teacher were adults.

Have there been any situations where this sort of relationship has become problematic? Is it something universities have official guidelines on? I have no idea.

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JustPlainBarb's avatar

I can’t imagine it NOT being a problem.

A professional teacher would not get involved with his/her student. Even if they’re close in age, it’s inappropriate and unprofessional and I’m sure against the rules.

Just because it happens, doesn’t make it right.

elbanditoroso's avatar

(Usually) male authority figure with the ability to extort sexual favors. Often of an age where he has a couple of kids and wife he has been married to for 20 years, Beginning to lose his hair and his virility.

(Usually) female, upper teens or low 20s, somewhat vulnerable and impressionable, looking to find the fatherly caring and love that they had when they were a child.

Sort of like gasoline and a match.

So it has always been and so it will always be. As long as you have older men and younger women in an authority type of environment, it will continue.

Blackberry's avatar

Attraction comes in many forms, and people will do whatever they want together. There are rules, and this is why these things are hidden.

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