The reality is, however, that teenagers are often emotionally unstable.
We are more psychologically akin to children, even though we are sexually developed.
First things first: A student must be 18 years old to legally be able to consent to a relationship with an adult.
It might feel like the way you two are relating to each other is pretty normal because he's probably youngish (otherwise, I'm sure you'd be really grossed out by his comments).
But it's completely inappropriate for him to pursue an emotional relationship that goes beyond the student-teacher level, and it's illegal for him to have a sexual relationship with you.
Many schools look down on professor/student dating because of these reasons.
Tara, 17, Columbus, OHYes, it would be totally wrong for you to get together with him.
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This helps explain why young girls are attracted to older men: adults simultaneously provide the promise of security and emotional safety, and the opportunity for a teenager to feel like an adult, sexually.
So it should come as no surprise that adolescents develop crushes on their male and female teachers.
If that's the case at your institution, know that the answer to your dating question lies in the faculty and/or student handbook.