Volume 3, Issue 10, (Originally Published on Monday 13 May 2013)
Dear Agony Aunt,
I want to hook up with one of my lecturers. They’re young, cute and seem receptive to the idea. Should I put something on the anonymous feedback forms and wait until marks come out to make a move?
Waiting for a Sign
Dear Waiting for a Sign,
If Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas have taught us anything, it’s that attraction has no bounds. And that Michael Douglas almost certainly saved the world from destruction in a past life. I am curious as to how your lecturer has seemed receptive, though. If you think they’re keen because they’ve stayed back to answer your questions, or given particularly kind feedback on an essay then it might be time to stop procrastinating with dreamy crushes. Except for Ryan Gosling, obviously, that makes time for itself.
If they’ve shown genuine interest, you don’t want to remind your lecturer of your age gap in your approach. Putting something in the feedback forms would ram your young years down their throat ‘til it bounces back up with a bile-ridden ‘no’. Much better, if you are going to make a move, to do it upfront, honestly, and definitely after marks come out. Something simple like a coffee, so you can see if you’re even interested in a social context before you risk having your heart trampled. Which I’m sure won’t happen. Well, it might.
But, hell, if Richard Gere can have a flirtation with a gerbil, than you’ve got a shot.
Sincerely, Aunt Myrtle