Dating former student
So we got talking at the wedding and we got on really well.We exchanged numbers after and I thought this was as friends.If you feel like you like him and are safe with dating him I'd say do what you want but there's no real problem to it. It probably feels awkward because you knew as a teacher. It sounds that you both like each other and socially speaking 6 years isn't the worst age gap that's out there. Get to know him a bit more if you are, make sure he's not looking for a fling (unless you're into that who knows haha) and why worry about what others say?But you are both adults so it don't think of it from a sixth former's girl perspective, think of it from an adult who is just dating a teacher who happened to teach them at some point. It's what you feel that should be most important to you I'd say it's okay, it wasn't like he held feelings for you while he was your teacher, your age difference isn't that big.The age difference isn't that bad since he's only 6 years older (I'm 20 and he's turning 26 later in the year). But you are both adults so it don't think of it from a sixth former's girl perspective, think of it from an adult who is just dating a teacher who happened to teach them at some point. I'd say it's okay, it wasn't like he held feelings for you while he was your teacher, your age difference isn't that big.If it makes you feel any better, the president of France, Macron dated his language teacher and is married to her. Bit odd that's your old teacher, hence the other guy's reference to Macron (i was thinking of the little britain sketch when a teacher married his pupil). He wasn't really a teacher for you for long either.
He lives in the same area as me in a different block of flats.You're only a year older than his oldest students...if he's prepared to cross this line I'd be really concerned about whether he'd cross another line in the future when you're older. And you literally said you want to date him ecause all your school friends fancied him, is this really going to be equal?You dont even need to say that he used to be your teacher, just mention him being met at the wedding. If you like him, and make sure you like him and aren't just going for it of course, there's really nothing weird about it at all.
You'd only be breaking rules if he was still your teacher in sixth form (maybe, i'm not entirely sure but it is frowned upon in school) but no laws are being broken and no school rules are being broken if he's still a teacher. I don't think many people would judge you and if they did then they aren't really worth it.
I really like him but I can't help but think about possible judgement from others.