Hi Ok so basically I'm in a bit of a weird situation so you probably need to hear the full thing. I'm 19 and the guy I like is 12 years older than me. He is also my ex teacher. Before everyone starts freaking out it started off very innocently.
Dating my ex teacher, need advice?
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It's the difference in life experience. Some kid dating an older person who already gets how the world works and has an established career, etc, doesn't look good. The relationship isn't on equal footing. Also, what Legion said, abuse of the job position if you started dating him while still being a student. Assuming the pupil is of legal age then it is simple. They are in a position of authority over their students so it is seen as abusing their status. For similar reasons doctors cannot date their patients and police cannot date people involved in a case they are working on.
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Jump to navigation. Jon Chan, 15, Pui Kiu College. The major cause of this debate has been and will be the values and principles of our society.
This is incredibly difficult to place down into words because of the shameful nature of what I have done. Following the graduation of one of my students, who is 18 years old, we began seeing each other socially. Within about a month, this led to an admission of attraction, and eventually, we acted on this attraction. By sheer providence, he went on vacation for a couple of weeks, which gave me time to step away from the emotion and ridiculousness of this situation and glean a little perspective.