Being a teacher comes with many hurdles, the least of which includes the students who crush on teachers. Obviously, teachers understand they deal with a portion of the population that still has much to learn about itself, what's appropriate, and the nature of boundaries. When it comes to students with crushes on women teachers, they have little to no grasp on any of the above concepts, leading to many an uncomfortable or downright inappropriate situation. Perhaps they get the wrong idea from the hottest fictional teachers, and somehow their schoolboy crush will lead their teacher into getting with them. Chances are, if your teacher decides to reciprocate those feelings, she doesn't deserve you: she deserves the clink.
Thankfully, as these Reddit users revealed to the Internet, when students crush on female teachers, most teachers admirably rebuke it. Sometimes the students' crushes end up rather sweet and others innocent, but many also cross the line of not only what is appropriate but also what is morally right. When it comes down to it, women teachers deal with much more than just roll-call and grading papers.
"French teacher here. Teenagers are just constantly inappropriate and need very little encouragement - I got asked to prom, had boys tell other teachers that they thought I was hot, had a parent accusingly tell me that she now understood why her son loved French, which I took to mean that my innovative skill set had inspired him...
I didn't mind though. It meant that I had a class with 12 previously disengaged 16 -year-old boys come back for extra homework and revision classes every lunch time and after school, and every one of those bags of hormones passed."
"My sister who is a teacher has turned down dozens of proposals from six-year-olds."
"I'm not really attractive at all, and didn't notice a thing till I asked (in a college lab) 'Are there any questions?' and this one guy (older student, about my age) raised his hand and said in front of the whole class 'Yeah, will you go out with me?'
So that was kind of a clue."
"I teach seventh grade so... I had a boy come back from the book fair with a freshly purchased set of bouncy balls. He proudly held them out and asked if I wanted to touch his balls.
Another time I had a seventh grade boy get down on one knee and ask me to the Valentine's dance while handing me a note. He had taped a nestle crunch bar to the note. I told him I'd be there as a chaperone and he said 'Close enough!' So it worked out for everyone."