Across the country this week and next, college students are taking final exams. Quarters and semesters are coming to an end, and with that, a moment of decision for some with crushes on their professors. I know this well: each year around this time, my inbox fills up with queries from women and, much less often, men who want advice on whether they should ask out their instructors once the term is over. A few years ago, I started a series at my own blog looking at student crushes through a professor's perspective. I wrote as someone who'd been on the receiving end of those crushes, particularly when I was a much-younger faculty member in my late 20s. Students still get crushes on much older profs, though as far as I can tell in my case, the number began to drop precipitously as I neared 40 and drew close to the age of many of their fathers.
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I was 17, he was My friends were polarized — they thought the relationship was either charming or revolting. It ended messily but the lessons were lasting. This piece is part of our Formative Years series , where writers reflect on their college experience.
Some forums can only be seen by registered members. OK, Just thought I would get some input from some folks around here. I'm 27 and teach college. I take my job very seriously, and never think to jeopardize my career and reputation.