Re: Falling in love with Sensei
Not the same, but this relates to the "male influence" in life.
Never had much of a father growing up, so in some way I see my Sensei and Tai Chi instructor as male influence (father-type) figures; however, with no real expectations or desire for it, since I'm 37. I told my Tai Chi (head) instructor during our graduation, but I don't think it surprised him much. Nice thing about Daoist (relationships?) is there is no embarassement afterward, just being what is.
Telling an instructor of love feelings would probably be more complicated (less advisable), though.