I am completely smitten with my professor. Please talk some sense into me.
September 9, 2011 10:54 AM Subscribe
How do I stop this crazy, ridiculous attraction I have towards a professor?
posted by anonymous to human relations (24 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
One of the courses I'm taking this fall is being taught by a young-ish adjunct. She looks around my age or, at most, nothing more than 30 (if that). She has some mild acne and carries around a copy of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and says things like "That's just how I roll" after telling us she's giving a pop quiz. I feel almost embarrassed to admit this because she's decidedly not "my type", yet I find her incredibly endearing and so very smart. And cute, admittedly.
Obviously, this isn't going anywhere. I have no plans whatsoever to... anything with her. But, I am concerned that my attraction/infatuation has become really evident. My girlfriend stopped me mid sentence the other day to say how much I "fucking talk about [the class the professor teaches] all the time" and, by extension, the professor herself. And I can't stop staying behind after class and discussing some part of the lecture with her or just talking with her or listening. It's just bad.
How do I get past this? I have a few more months until graduation and this will all be over, but I need to something about the situation NOW.