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Some professors shield students from their personal lives entirely, with no mention of a partner, spouse or children. When he gives lectures or is speaking with the class, he is incredibly fluid, never stutters and is well put-together. And the fact that he was clear about his professional boundaries up front was as much a reassurance as a stipulation – he doesn’t want to burden you with feeling like it’s weird, and he doesn’t want this to ever be a situation where you could be uncomfortable, and he’s willing to just drop the subject entirely if you aren’t 100% for it or if he sees that things might get weird in any sense. Some relationships between professors and students fizzle when you leave the classroom environment.
If he’s not in such a position, then it should be alright. Women, in the worst tradition of patriarchy, are legally considered a protected class, like children, by feminists. It would ruin his career.
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But in other students’ minds, you might be enjoying something they are unable to get unless they make the same choices you did. Add to all of this that academics tend to have limited social circles (ie, other academics), and it makes natural sense for female grad students to pair with male faculty. For people going into academia? yes, this absolutely can be a problem.
Exactly this! a. If you don’t date him, i will. King george of 1776 would be proud. He likes your company and wants to date you. She’s graduating, so he’s no longer in an official position of authority over her, so.
Is it wrong to have a relationship with a grad student?
But female grad students who want to maximize their social status will generally want to date older men, not other grad students. The question is where do you draw the line in that situation. The whole reason teacher/student relationships are so typically inappropriate is because of the differences in power.
Married 42 years this year. He was just the first one i thought of. He told me that he knew i had more potential than this and asked if there was anything else going on. I’m gonna go against the girl fantasy that everyone is dreaming about and say that your potential career and future could be hampered by getting in this relationship. Ours ended just like any other relationship can and the end, was actually due to the age difference.
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If an attraction develops between the two in a classroom setting, it may be best to wait until you are no longer in that particular professors class. Yes, preys — you’ve even said that all the girls in the class try to get his attention. I didn’t really know anyone else when we moved here so we ended up hanging out with each other, and now the four of us are all good pals :-).