Is it acceptable to be good friends with a teacher of the opposite sex?
I'm 17 years old at an only-girls school. I am really close to a male teacher (even though he is not currently teach me). I met him when I was 13 through a sporting activity. Over the years we have grown closer, and have become friends. He is 37, and is married with kids. We have the same interests and have long and fulfulling conversations. Me, him and my friend (also 17) are best friends and do so much together. Recently the 3 of us went to a different city for a concert, and had the best night ever. Our relationship is not sexual in any way, though we do greet with hugs sometimes. I do love him, but only as a friend. He feels the same way. A lot of people find this friendship weird, and many disapprove. But he looks after me, and is definitely young at heart. I can see us being friends forever. I love every minute I spend with him.
I don't know what to think/do, and whether this relationship is truly wrong or weird? Please help!