It is ok for yoga teachers to date students?

In the December 7 issue of the New York Times Magazine, a yoga teacher writes to The Ethicist column about a colleague that is dating a student: "If the owner knew about this, my colleague would not get the promotion...
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In the December 7 issue of the New York Times Magazine, a yoga teacher writes to The Ethicist column about a colleague that is dating a student: "If the owner knew about this, my colleague would not get the promotion...

In the December 7 issue of the New York Times Magazine, a yoga teacher writes to The Ethicist column about a colleague that is dating a student: "If the owner knew about this, my colleague would not get the promotion and might be fired. Should I tell?" The Ethicist replies: "While he may have a professional obligation to heed this foolish and overreaching rule, you have no obligation to be the yoga sex police.... there is no need for an inflexible policy banning teacher-student romance."

Do you think prohibiting yoga teachers from dating students is a "foolish and overreaching rule"?