I have a crush on my professor! What should I do?

July 11, 2014

I have a crush on my professor what should I do?


Sweetie,

It’s normal to have a crush on your professor. You don’t know how many times Mama Luv has heard about this! After all, intelligence can be very attractive. However, s/he is ultimately your professor which means that things should be kept professional. It is, of course, fine to crush on him/her - you’ll definitely enjoy class a lot more! But Mama Luv would suggest not making any advances because it can cause unwanted issues in the future. While you crush, keep your chin up, strut with confidence, and shake what your mama gave ya! Mama Luv is here to help.

Love,
Mama Luv

In order to avoid getting him or her in trouble with their superiors, I would advise staying professional with them within the duration of the semester(s) in which you are their student. However, I am not completely opposed to the idea of pursuing a possible relationship after you are no longer his or her student. That being said, I wouldn’t suggest this if the circumstances would be highly disapproved of by your parents. (For example, large age difference, he or she is married, etc.) Be very careful, this is crossing dangerous territory and your heart may be on the line.

-Nicky

Finding a professor attractive is not uncommon! However, acting upon your feelings may get messy. At many universities, there are strict policies that prevent students and faculty from having relationships, even after you are no longer taking their class. There could be serious consequences, including your professor losing their job. There’s no harm in enjoying a great view though, so for now, I would suggest admiring from a safe distance but try not to get too distracted to do well in class ;) At the same time, you can try to distract yourself with hobbies or by spending more time with friends and other students. Who knows, you may find a new interest among your peers. Good luck!

Love,
Clarissa