Contact Author Source Now, I have to spill a secret. I always had crushes on my professors back in my college days. And, when I say "older," I mean guys who are years older than I am and not the "old" retired type. I am always drawn to them; maybe it is their maturity or the way they express their opinions on difficult topics and challenge me mentally, or it is the way they carry themselves, or maybe it is because they are already self-sufficient. Some people tell me that I may just be looking for a father-figure, but I am not.