Sign in here. Also, throughout the semester, he would ask for updates on my dad's condition and seemed to actually care. I see your point Jack. I think it's safe for OP to go for it if she wants to. He waited until all the grades and recs and everything was in and even asked to wait until you graduate.
He probably should have waited a bit longer, but once the letter is written I don't see a problem with him asking for the date.
A Blogger Asks: “Why Can’t I Date My Professor After the Grades Are In?”
Many schools have programs that encourage students to have meals with professors as a way to interact outside the classroom. This is a classic professor move. He should have waited to ask you well after you had graduated and didn't need his recommendation anymore. These will be more relaxed settings where you can talk to him about something interesting, like the speaker you just heard, and not have to worry about the class. Date the shit outta this guy. And it probably involves Mark having a discussion with someone about how this may affect his academic career. Posted October 30, edited.