My college currently does not have a policy for student-teacher sexual relationships but are drafting one which they plan to carry out next semester.
One of my teachers and I hang out on and off campus regularly, but we're just friends. If a faculty member sees us now - a point where the policy is only in the process of being made, would we get into trouble? We hang out freely since there's no policy at the moment, but I always feel on edge. And I know it's "discouraged".
Also, a few weeks ago, he told me one of his students saw us at a cafe and that they kind of suspect us for dating - which we're not. But since he told them we're just friends, I don't THINK any rumors will start spreading...
It's hard because to me he's more than a friend so I can't help but try to be more, you know? But since I'm just a friend to him, I can't suddenly be like, lets stop hanging out because that would just hurt his feelings and of course I don't want to stop hanging out with him. And around the beginning, he kept checking if I felt uncomfortable having dinner with him and stuff and I would say no, not at all...
My best friend says he and I are complicated but are we?
What should I do?
- We can't get into trouble for being friends, so continue to hang out freelyVote A
- Stop hanging out with him, even though we're just friends :(Vote B
- Hang out but be more cautiousVote C