How would you handle a situation when students say I LOVE YOU sincerely?

@YepYep (71)
Philippines
February 13, 2008 10:39am CST
Im not good looking but probably i talked a lot. I entertained my students well. In my first year of teaching in college there were few were calling over my mobile to asked to have a dinner but i refused. But last year i met these guys in our campus but they are not my students. (They are good looking students)..I dont know if they are sincerely what they are doing and I found out one of the guys went our home to visit me though there are dogs in our place. And the other student never stop calling me after my work. In the first place dont know how to handle this existing condition since they are too respectful. These two students still waiting my response to say back I LOVE YOU. If you were me how would you handle a situation when students say I LOVE YOU sincerely? Thanks in advance.
4 responses
@SONALIKA (573)
• India
14 Feb 08
even i went through this situation.the best thing is be just nice to them as u are not sure they may make a fool out of u in front of their frnds once u respond in manner they wish u to.so for time being be nice and don't get carried away by their "looks".once they complete their college or move out then u can caary ur this relationship in the way you want to.this way neither you are completly rejecting them nor accepting them.your image will also be maintained and your wish will have a scope to be fulfilled.
@YepYep (71)
• Philippines
15 Feb 08
thanks, Yeah....im protecting my name also.dont want i'll be the heat seat in our campus...
@sajidnsr (43)
• Pakistan
14 Feb 08
You should ignore them because students at this age are immature and mostly they do such things due to their immaturity or for fun... being a teacher you are responsible person and your prime duty is to teach them. If you think you can guide them so you should advice them otherwise the best thing is to ignore them and do your duty.
@YepYep (71)
• Philippines
15 Feb 08
sajidnsr,thank..in terms of age we are bacth.In fact, they are not my under in any subjects they are student in our school.Anyway, dont have plans to commit for the two of them. Thanks..
@chrysz (1603)
• Philippines
14 Feb 08
If you love one of them then tell him outright what you feel. I think some schools don't allow teacher-student relationship but if they just your schoolmates and not your students, then there's no harm in their. Better read your university's rule so as not to be fired when you will be seen with your prospect bf.
@YepYep (71)
• Philippines
14 Feb 08
Ok thanks..So far, i cant say back to them. I know my limitations. The first thing i cound do best for them is to be good and be a friend.
13 Feb 08
Say Yes. Make your life ahead. Work is work...
@YepYep (71)
• Philippines
14 Feb 08
Thank you so much. Work first.