Teacher dating student after graduation
In general, I don't think this would be appropriate. It's alright if the former student graduated college.However, I had some teachers who were aged 21-25, and I don't see anything wrong with someone of that age dating a high school graduate. If the teacher is 8 years older or less, I don't see a problem at all.I've heard when dating someone younger than yourself, never younger than half your age plus seven.
It's hard to imagine a situation where a teacher would just happen to develop a relationship with a student after graduation. Love is love and you cant control who you have feelings for. If they had just graduated, it would be really creepy and wildly inappropriate.In addition to those legal aspects, most schools have their own policies on dating between students and teachers. First, they need to protect students from predatory teachers (the type who will threaten to fail a student unless s/he sleeps with the teacher).Secondly, they need to maintain an environment which is comfortable for all students.The teacher who has 100 students in class and has a relationship with one of them is giving an unfair advantage to some students over others.Having gone through this as a college freshman with a male professor who was sexually involved with several of the women in class, it was the men who felt most resentful, because there was nothing they could do to get the type of attention from the professor that the women got (not to mention that some of the women he slept with were their girlfriends! Overall, it creates a lot of messy situations which may be viewed differently by one party than by another, and should be avoided.