The college professor isn’t as obvious when flirting with students mainly because of the age difference, and because they only see you during class, so they have to be subtle. Of course if the professor takes interest in you these would be ways to tell if he or she has the hots for you.
Is Your College Professor Flirting With You?
1.) The professor calls on you randomly to answer questions during a lecture.
You didn’t raise your hand or even show any sign that you want to say anything, but more often than not you are being called on. This could be because your professor likes you and enjoys engaging in conversation with you. The more serious he or she is, the more likely they could be into you. If they call you by your last name, then we would say that it’s a 80% chance they are flirting with you. Don’t ask us why, it’s just how it works.
2.) The professor offers extra time during office hours to help you grasp certain lessons which you are having trouble with.
Why is your professor so caring and wants to see you succeed? It’s possible they want alone time with you in hopes that they can further their relationship with you. If you notice that your conversations during office hours drift to more personal topics, then most likely your professor is flirting with you.
3.) Your professor extends deadlines and gives you more leeway than other students.
You constantly miss deadlines, and your excuses are pretty lame, yet the professor is more than accommodating. This could mean they don’t want you to see them in a negative light, so they are more flexible in hopes that you can see them as a chill friend and more likely to be romantically involved in them.
4.) Your grades are higher than you expect them to be.
You know you should get a C on that paper, but you got a high B! Either your professor is grading on a curve and everyone in your class is just as horrible as you or your professor is definitely into you! BONUS: If you notice playful comments on your papers or exams, then this is a clear sign that your professor likes you.
5.) You get compliments in backhanded remarks also known as negging.
There’s a fine line between flirting and being a jerk sometimes. If your professor is calling you out in class and almost seems like he/she is embarrassing you, it could actually mean they like you. Remember when they used to say when a kid in elementary school makes fun of you it’s actually because they like you? Well this is the same thing, and it’s actually a tactic used by pick up artists. Its called negging, and its basically a back handed compliment, such as “I hope you spent as much time studying as you take making your hair.” Basically they are saying to you your hair looks fantastic.
It’s important to remember if you’re not interested in a relationship with your professor, then ignore their advances or let them know you have a significant other in conversations and how much you love your SO. It could also be your professor is really nice and treats everyone the same and that it could all be in your head. If you do want to advance the relationship, you should also know that it is against the school policy for the professor to engage in relationships with students and that it could get them fired. Also please don’t flirt back if you’re not interested just to get higher grades.