In Love with My Teacher
Dear Cousin Butchie,
I hope you can help me with this problem because no one else even takes me seriously.
I am 16 years old and attend a private school. I am absolutely and undoubtedly in love with one of my teachers. He is super handsome, dresses well, has manicured nails, a smile that melts my heart, and no wedding ring! I know that he suspects I have a crush on him because he is always so nice to me. Do you think I should ask him for a date? Would I get in trouble?
So in Love
Dear So in Love,
First of all, I don't know anyone who didn't have a serious crush on some teacher at some time in high school.
My advice is to continue to have your fantasies, but don't ask him for a date! That is totally in left field and could make him feel very uncomfortable. You want to know if YOU would get in trouble! This teacher would get in big trouble if he ever accepted one of your overtures. There have been many stories in the media about these teacher/student debacles.
Look-- you only have two more years. When you are 18 and not attending this school anymore, you could make a move and ask for a date. Remember to let me know in two years.