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19 Things That Are Too Real If You're Dating A Teacher

My partner once yelled at me for speaking without raising my hand, true story.

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1. You are both sick, like, all the time.


It's flu season. It's cold season. It's Timmy-didn't-cover-his-mouth-when-he-sneezed-so-now-half-the-faculty-has-it season.

2. Weeknight dates are a myth.

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Because they're EXHAUSTED.

3. In fact, most weeknights involve the two of you cuddled on the couch, eating dinner, watching Food Network while they grade a billion papers.

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4. Speaking of grading, your home is filled with random stacks of papers you're not allowed to touch???

Are these graded? Are they not? WHAT ARE THEY?!
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Are these graded? Are they not? WHAT ARE THEY?!

5. They will accidentally use their "teacher voice" on you sometimes when you're arguing.


My partner once yelled at me for speaking without raising my hand. That's a TRUE story.

6. They will not (and cannot) stay up past 10 p.m. no matter what.

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7. Which means you can expect them to be waking up every day at 6 a.m. or earlier.


8. And yes, that DOES include weekends.

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9. And, even when you DO go out to a restaurant, they have to be EXTRA CAREFUL not to swear or be inappropriate...just in case a student is around.


10. Also, you've learned NOT to attempt to ~get it on~ during midterms or finals week because the STRESS IS HIGH.

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11. But, on the positive side, you get to hear all that sweet insider teacher gossip.

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Ms. White and Mr. Scott are 100% secretly dating, and the kids are GONNA FIGURE IT OUT.

12. And you find yourself becoming REALLY invested in some (if not all) of their students.

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Did Stevie pass her final so she can get that puppy or what?

13. Plus, you get to read all of the goofy answers students write on their homework.

14. And you come to terms with the fact that, to the students, YOU are the most mysterious and interesting person on Earth.

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They will ask approximately one BILLION questions about their teacher's significant other, and they probably think you're pretty cool, TBH.

15. Plus, the holidays are the best because you get so many random gifts.


Chocolates, cute handmade cards, and (if the parents really know what's up) WINE.

16. Though, from time to time, you do find yourself getting in fights with people who claim teachers are "overpaid" or "overpraised."

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17. Because you now understand that, contrary to popular belief, the school day DOESN'T end for them at 3 p.m. and summer ISN'T a free for all.

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18. And you get to see the genuine impact they have on the lives of the students they teach.


And it WILL make you cry.

19. And finally, you take pride in knowing that no one's partner is as hard-working or as badass as your teacher.


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