When people think of "hot teachers," usually bombshells like Jess Day or Elizabeth Halsey come to mind. However, the Ezra Fitzs and Coach Taylors of the world know that students crush on male teachers just as much as they do their female counterparts. Kids with schoolyard crushes hardly ever keep their voices down, and in the case of many male teachers, their students make their feelings overtly obvious to the point where it goes from a little bit uncomfortable to utterly creepy.
Just ask the guys below. Over on Reddit, male teachers share their students' crushes and how academically awkward it got. After all, these men just want to be teachers, not your "daddy."
Nothing Like A KFC Date
"I studied abroad in China (I'm a white male), was teaching English to Chinese middle schoolers. None of them knew I spoke any Chinese. Most of the girls in my class constantly and inexplicably talked about taking me to KFC throughout several weeks of class. I guess KFC was a popular destination for Chinese kids.
So, on the last day after class I let them all take me to KFC (like 14 middle school girls and I). They even bought me a collectible mug that I still have 18 years later that has a cartoon Col. Sanders and says (in Chinese) 'I make the best Chicken.' It was actually a fun time and I still think of it fondly every (rare) time I eat at KFC."
They Loved To Watch Him Go
"I'm not much to look at now, but in the mid '90s I was a much handsomer fellow. I was working at a Catholic high school at the height of my best hairstyle and my size 28 waist (those are both gone now). The first day I started, a group of giggling teenage girls were huddled and whispering and looking at me. One of them worked up the guts to come over to me and say 'Hello, sir... one question please? Just... just...' she was blushing 'Are you married?' So yeah, a bunch of 16-year-old girls were hoping I was single. What they thought they'd do if I was, I'm not sure, but they were crushing.
One day I'm walking down a long hallway at the school and was vaguely aware of a group of girls behind me whispering. I didn't realize they were focused on me until I heard one say 'Look at his butt!' I stopped without turning around, they burst into loud embarrassed laughter and then scattered like cockroaches when the light turns on.
Now, in 2017, I look like the poster from About Schmidt. But I had my day once upon a time."
She Knew What She Was Saying
"(*while teaching English as a second language)
I had a 14-year-old girl say, 'I want to (m)eet you'
I jokingly asked with a laugh, 'You want to eat me?!'
She stared me dead in the eye and said, 'Yes.'
Everyone Loves A Beard
"I'm a primary school teacher. The girls will just come and find reasons to be close to you, like standing next to and leaning into you, trying to lock arms, hugging you, etc. They'll say that they really like you.
They try to touch my beard too. I go to the gym a lot and am starting to get decent looking body. They ask me to show them my muscles or if I have a six pack, which can get pretty weird.
One time a girl brought in a plastic rose for me on Valentine's Day. That was the sweetest one and I've actually still kept that. Funnily enough it's the only thing I've ever received on Valentine's Day."