My prof has made long eye contact with me, gave me a lot of importance throughout the semester, tried to get me a raise based on his unrequested...
My prof has made long eye contact with me, gave me a lot of importance throughout the semester, tried to get me a raise based on his unrequested extensive recommendation, talked with me about what are my plans after graduating (im in my last semester) and specifically asked if I will get married or if I am married because he saw a ring on my hand one day; I would go in his office to ask question with regard to homework/class and he changes subject, tells me to sit down, talk etc... and sometimes he doesn't even talk he will stop and just look at me and smile :S and when he asked me when I'm graduating and I answered after two classes he just smiled ...then eventually asked me about plans etc.. one time I went in his office before the midterm and told him I was confused in the last class and he said was it the material and I was like "i just couldn't focus" and he replied with "was it because you were distracted ?"and again smile lolll ..He is very dreamy, and smart and he is within my age range. I'm 26 he's 34 I feel like he's going to ask me out after the semester ends but I want to make it clear I'm interested too, without looking stupid. I suppose I could be imagining things but it seems like obvious what do you think? Please help- I really think we'd make a good couple.
Thanks for all the thoughtful responses; most of you blatantly claim its unethical but he's not grading me any different or anything and obviously wants to know when I will be done. He is actually a conservative guy and I know he's not a pig
If its so hard to find someone why would you just walk away when you do? IT sucks he's my professor but he won't be forever! come on! Am I the only hopeless romantic out there?
He asked you if you're married, so you can also ask him...plus other questions about his personal life, which will show interest.
Don't come on too strong though. Also, it's best to wait until you've finished his class before getting involved with him, since it wouldn't look good otherwise because of the whole "conflict of interest" thing.
dont take this the wrong way but its ethically wrong to be involved with a professor, there can be a lot of trouble if someone finds out, even after your class is over...and the age difference will be a issue in the long run...and honestly professors shouldn't target their young 26 year old students as dating material, they need to be more professional and focus on their teaching...if he has that mentality then I think he shouldn't be trusted...what if he's liked past students or ends up liking others?
he sounds like he's flirting, but... and not to sound mean, this just happened to a friend of mine once-- how do you know you aren't the only one in all his classes he gives those smiles to? Or the only person he asks to sit down and talk for a while? Sorry if this is harsh, but it's kinda something I'd consider if I were you.