The other more horrifying risk, though, is the thought of accidentally matching with one of your students on a dating app.If, like I did, you work as a teaching assistant throughout your master's program, chances are you'll be teaching your own classes or, at the very least, grading papers for another professor's very large class.This is probably an unpopular opinion but I enjoyed grad school way more than I did college.
In college: This thought process works out pretty well in college, especially since almost the entire student body is on dating apps, anyway.
It's a quick way to meet new people or maybe even find out if that girl from your chemistry lab likes you back (you know, assuming you swipe right on her and it's a match).
In college: Once you've turned 21, the drinks date is fairly standard in college.
You probably have a list of local bars with the best happy hours saved on your phone and you've already figured out the best route to walk back to your apartment if you have too much to drink.
Keeping track of all of the students you interact with on a daily basis becomes difficult in a class of 150 students.
You won't know them all by name and you might not always immediately recognize them outside of class — like on dating apps.
Best of all, since college bars tend to run outrageous drinks specials, it won't even cost you that much to #turnup.
In grad school: The college bar is risky in the same way dating apps are risky in grad school — you'll probably run into your students doing body shots on a high top and honestly, there's very little chance of saving the date after that.
In grad school: This all seems a lot less appealing once you get to grad school.
Presumably, your age preferences in grad school widen a bit leaving you open to a couple risks.
That said, it's not uncommon for grad students to spend a lot of time together actually getting work done... The truth is that real study dates in grad school are kind of fun; it's comforting to know the other person is going through the same things you are and it's exciting to have someone to talk about your work with.