Sudents dating professors
“Now here we are, more enthralled than ever wanting no life other than the one we make together.” The ages of the couple -- her, 25; him, 71 -- are unusually far apart.
The relationship doesn’t violate university policy, however.
Once I am done with the short-term scenario where I have influence over a person, such an expectation would impose notable cost/harm without really providing significant benefit.
Assuming you are on the receiving end (it's also possible to read (3) as "despite my prior attempts") I think this may be unethical only if you are accepting the relation knowing (or having reasons to suspect) that the datee has other than romantic motivations for it (or that the datee mistakes student-teacher bonds for romantic bonds, which I guess (3) is supposed to rule out).
But a relationship between the professor and one of his former students “didn’t go well,” Miltenberg said.
“There was a complaint, and the faculty member lost his job.” That’s what happened to John Barrett, an assistant professor of developmental studies at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania, in 2017.
Otherwise you may consider social implications as other answers suggest, but behaving in accordance with social conventions has nothing to do with ethics. Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site (the association bonus does not count).
It is also true that most romantic relationships come with a certain amount of push back, and some kinds of romantic relationships still get a lot of push back for things that many/most of us feel strongly are absolutely unproblematic: e.g.Further, if "student" means that this student completed a thesis under OP's direction (and not just took a class from OP), then this relationship is a lifelong one. If I am single, I reserve the right to pick off a member of society to be my mate.So long as the professor-student relationship continues to exist, a potential power imbalance exists, and an ethical problem arises. The very notion that I must temporarily restrain myself from choosing such a relationship with the people whom I actively have direct authority over... The idea that anyone is permanently blacklisted from being a potential candidate, just because I have ever encountered that person in a class which I taught, is way too unfairly exclusionary. I remember a college class which was required for all students in the college.Princeton, like a growing number of institutions, has banned all student-faculty relationships, including for graduate students.As one graduate student put it, “Students should be treated by faculty as scholars, not as potential sexual partners.” And even though most other colleges and universities ban student-faculty dating where a supervisory relationships exists, virtually no institution requires professors to wait any length of time before dating former students.