Tara, 17, Columbus, OHYes, it would be totally wrong for you to get together with him.It might feel like the way you two are relating to each other is pretty normal because he's probably youngish (otherwise, I'm sure you'd be really grossed out by his comments).But it's completely inappropriate for him to pursue an emotional relationship that goes beyond the student-teacher level, and it's illegal for him to have a sexual relationship with you.(Even though he's not "technically" your teacher, he's still representing the school as a teacher, and, of course, you are a student.)So for starters, this guy has pretty bad judgment for putting his job and reputation on the line like this.
“He was nice to me even though I think he knew I was flirting.
In most developed societies including United States, there are not legal barriers on a person wishing to date a former teacher, provided both are above the age of majority and there is no longer any continuation of the teacher-student relationship between the two.
If you are above eighteen and have already graduated, dating a former teacher would not be something illegal.
And also, whether you realize it or not, he's really taking advantage of his position and messing with your sense of what's appropriate or not for the future.
Listen--it's totally normal for you to feel good when someone finds you attractive.