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Dear Dish-It, I Really Like My Teacher

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Dear Dish-It, is here to whisper "ttyl after I've thought about this some more".


Dear Dish-It,

I am 14 and I really like my teacher who is 26. We have gone on some school trips and on both trips, he was VERY protective of me and watching out for me. Even other kids picked up on this. My teacher talked to my dad and told him I was a special student. He picks on me jokingly in class a lot too. How can I act towards him to show that I like him too? I know he doesn't LIKE me, LIKE me, but how should I act back to him so he keeps on doing what he is doing? I'm not doing much of anything now. I just smile and listen to him and don't act like a pain in the butt. I want to do more now, but I don't know what. Can you please tell me your ideas?
AngelCC100


Dear AngelCC100,

Here's my advice - keep it to yourself and don't do anything. It's okay to crush on someone, even a teacher cuz they are people too. But it's NOT at all okay for something romantic to happen between you and the teach. First off, he's way too old for ya - according to your email, you're 12 years apart and that's a gigantic gap. Also, he's your teacher! That means it's wrong on a billion moral levels too. If you like the attention he's giving ya and you think he's a hottie, it's fine, but don't go flirting with him and turning it into some bad movie-of-the-week, tabloid thing. I suggest taking the time this summer to crush on a boy your own age.


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