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Teacher-Student Relationships: a poll for the teachers.

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This is one of two polls regarding romantic relationships between high-school teachers and high-school students. This poll is for the teachers that have been involved in these taboo relationships. I strongly encourage you to share your stories on the messageboard.

You were a:

53% (125) Male teacher involved with a female student.
9% (22) Male teacher involved with a male student.
25% (61) Female teacher involved with a male student.
11% (27) Female teacher involved with a female student.

235 voters have answered this question.

How old were you at the time of the relationship?

25% (59) 20-25
25% (58) 25-30
33% (76) 30-40
8% (19) 40-50
7% (18) 50+

230 voters have answered this question.

How old was the student at the beginning of the relationship?

20% (47) 12
6% (16) 13
11% (28) 14
14% (35) 15
16% (38) 16
16% (38) 17
9% (22) 18
4% (11) 19

235 voters have answered this question.

The relationship was:

25% (59) Romantic but non-sexual
74% (173) Sexual

232 voters have answered this question.

How long did it last?

9% (23) 1-3 months
12% (29) 3-6 months
28% (66) 6 months to 1 year
13% (32) 2 years
5% (13) 3 years
3% (8) 4 years
25% (60) More than 4 years

231 voters have answered this question.

Were you involved with anyone else at the time of your relationship with the student?

38% (90) Yes, I was married.
7% (18) Yes, I was in a serious relationship.
17% (40) No, but I was casually dating someone else.
36% (85) No, I was not involved with anyone else.

233 voters have answered this question.

Did you get caught?

2% (5) Yes, but somehow I lost my job.
2% (6) Yes, but I lost my job.
3% (8) Yes, charges were brought up against me.
91% (213) No, I was not.

232 voters have answered this question.

If yes, how were you caught?

80% (121) I was not caught.
7% (12) Another teacher found us out.
2% (4) Another student found us out.
1% (2) The parents of the student found out.
2% (4) My significant other found out.
1% (2) The student reported me.
3% (6) I don't know.

151 voters have answered this question.

Were you satisfied with the relationship?

82% (188) Yes, I have no regrets.
11% (26) Yes, but I regret it now.
3% (7) No, I regret everything.
3% (8) No, but I'd do it again given the chance.

229 voters have answered this question.

How did the relationship begin? Please elaborate on the messageboard.

4% (11) I confessed my feelings.
19% (46) The student confessed his/her feelings.
14% (33) It just happened out of nowhere.
28% (66) We had been feeling tension between us for some time.
11% (27) We were friends first.
9% (21) I offered to raise his/her grade in exchange for sexual favors.
11% (27) He/she offered sexual favors in exchange for a higher grade.

231 voters have answered this question.

Was the relationship based on feelings of love?

33% (76) Yes, we were both in love.
7% (17) Yes, we thought we were in love at the time.
11% (25) Yes, he/she was in love with me.
5% (12) Yes, I was in love with him/her.
20% (46) No, it was based mostly on attraction.
19% (44) No, it was strictly sexual.
3% (7) No, it was sexual and "quid pro quo".

227 voters have answered this question.

Did the relationship continue after the student graduated?

32% (74) Yes, we are still in a serious relationship.
22% (50) Yes, we still have casual sex.
30% (70) No, it ended before he/she graduated.
14% (33) No, it stopped when he/she graduated.

227 voters have answered this question.

Have you had multiple relationships with multiple students?

28% (65) Yes, I had some relationships before/after the one in question.
12% (27) Yes, I had them at the same time as the one in question.
59% (133) No, I did not.

225 voters have answered this question.

Was the student happy in the relationship?

77% (176) Yes.
5% (13) Yes, but he/she regretted it later.
8% (20) Yes, but we had some very rough spots.
2% (5) No, it was an unhealthy relationship.
5% (12) No, it wasn't entirely consensual.
0% (2) No.

228 voters have answered this question.

How common do you think these relationships are?

21% (48) Very common.
41% (93) A lot more common than you'd think.
16% (36) About as common as it seems.
12% (29) A lot less common than you'd think.
8% (19) Very uncommon.

225 voters have answered this question.

Do you personally know any other teachers that have been involved in these relationships?

30% (69) Yes, several of my coworkers had been involved at one time.
20% (45) Yes, I knew teachers from other schools that had been involved.
16% (36) No, but some of my coworkers admitted being attracted to their students.
7% (16) No, but I've talked online to other teachers in these relationships.
26% (59) No, I never met anyone.

225 voters have answered this question.

On a scale of 1-10, 1 being very unnattractive by conventional standards and 10 being extremely attractive, where would you rate your student?

0% (1) 1
0% (2) 2
0% (2) 3
2% (5) 4
3% (8) 5
1% (4) 6
13% (31) 7
22% (51) 8
23% (54) 9
31% (72) 10

230 voters have answered this question.

If your student was less than a seven, would you still have been involved in the relationship?

50% (111) Yes.
22% (50) No.
26% (59) Don't know.

220 voters have answered this question.

This poll was created on 2005-12-31 05:27:11 by postmodernlolita
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