7 Things You’ll Have To Learn To Date A Teacher

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Dating a teacher is probably the best possible decision you can make for your personal life. Seriously! And, since the New Year is approaching and many singles are looking for love, we’re here to tell you teachers are actually regarded a one of the top professions to date (like single moms!), because they are, well, wonderful.

While professions like banking and law don’t score very high on the loveable factor, teachers, on the other hand, will have you, your family, friends and everyone in between, swooning. That’s just the kind of person who goes into the teaching field: the awesome kind.

Here are a few other reasons why trying to make a teacher your main squeeze should be one of your major goals for 2015.

1. Did someone say super summer vacations?

Teachers get the entire summer off, as well as holidays, plus a week in the winter and then again in the spring! If you’re the type who loves to go on lengthy vacations, then a teacher is for you. Who doesn’t want to spend the last three weeks of July on the French Riviera?

2. They’re pretty damn selfless.

Teachers, by and by, are givers. Not only do they want to mold young minds, but they also want to give to others. Givers are, of course, fairly selfless people. Relationships are a give and take that should probably involve more giving than taking, and you’re bound to get a lot of that with a teacher. Yes, this transcends to the bedroom as well.

3. You’re liable to learn something new quite often.

Teachers teach; it’s their thing. And because it’s both their passion and profession, you better believe you’re in store to learn some new and interest goodies. Your brain likes to be fed, so feed it with a teacher.

4. He or she will win over your parents in seconds.

From the day they enter into their first teaching job, teachers are forced to learn how to handle parents. If they can win over the parent who thinks their kid is the greatest thing since sliced bread, then your new partner will have your mom and dad like putty in his hand before the first round of cocktails are even finished. Bonus? Teachers are obviously great with kids, too. So your younger cousins, siblings, nieces and nephews will also adore your significant other.

5. They can turn any situation into a party.

If you spent six to seven hours of your day with kids, you’d learn how to take creativity to a whole new level, too. Kids are inspired and moved by creativity, so they need the type who can think quickly on their feet. Quick thinkers can take the most mundane moments and make them into a whole boatload of fun. Even years in a Turkish prison aren’t that bad with a teacher at your side.

6. Teachers are patient. Again, this goes back to how they spend their workday.

In addition to pulling out all the stops in the creativity end of things, teachers also have to be patient, and not just regular type of patient either; they have to contain the type of patience that keeps them from strangling a classroom of 13-year-olds. Who would have thunk? A person who’s patient with all your darling insecurities and idiosyncrasies? Someone scream Hallelujah!

7. They’re not into money.

Whereas other professions sometimes demand that those in it be money-obsessed, teaching isn’t one of them. Honestly, teachers make bupkis, but for them it’s not about the money; it’s about the joy of teaching. How sexy is that? Thought Catalog Logo Mark

This post originally appeared at YourTango.

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Amanda Chatel

Amanda is a freelance writer for YourTango who divides her time between NYC and Paris She has been published in The Atlantic, Forbes, LearnVest, xoJane, Huffington Post, and many others. Her greatest dream is to win a cheesecake eating contest while holding a baby panda.

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