teacher, ex-student..... romance???

June 8, 2009 7:27pm CST
I am 19 this month, I graduated high school just over a year ago, during school my art teacher and I were very close. He is about 9 years older than I am, but we can communicate and relate on a very real level, about many things. I find myself very attracted to him, and have seen a lot of signals that tell me that he feels the same. I am somewhat unsure, as he has a playful demeanor and is adored by most of his students. He came into the school during my third year and I was attracted immediately, but told myself not to be, it doesn't really work that way though, as my attraction only grew deeper. We have been in close contact since I left school and act flirtatiously, but have not yet communicated any feeling for one another. I have been traveling for almost four months now, and he is hosting a school trip....our paths are going to cross in Paris for two days. We have already made a plan to meet up, but I am debating giving him a more honest look into how I feel. I wanted to know if it does seem, with little information, as though there is an attraction. Also if it would be the right time to let him know how I'm feeling. Also what is the thought on this kind of relationship in general?
1 response
@meandmy3 (2228)
• United States
9 Jun 09
I think that while it seems romantic and like the perfect thing to do the relationship would be doomed from the start, first at your age, nine years is a big thing. Do you really think that the relationship has a chance of going somewhere and what about the fact that everyone will question it and when it actually started, he could lose his job
@kryzell (921)
• Philippines
9 Jun 09
I agree with meandmy3. I ahve a thing for big age gap relationship. Not that I am all against it...it's just that, a lot of I know who have been to this didn't go well. Try assessing your feelings more before jumping into things that you might regret later. True, that sharing your feelings might help, but you should be aware that due to your age gap, it may differ on how he'll take it.