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->'''Wynne:''' Zevran, I am old enough to be your grandmother.\\
'''Zevran:''' You say that like it's a bad thing.
-->-- ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins''

A character who proudly and often loudly proclaims their preference for an older female romantic partner. The exact reasons can be anything from liking a more intellectual woman to simply [[BuxomIsBetter wanting someone with a bigger cup size]]. This preference is most obvious in {{shonen}} and {{seinen}}, which otherwise tend to concentrate on women of a younger age bracket.

In comedy, this character is inevitably set up with a somewhat childish female character who doesn't feed into this taste at all, and is told so. Since a character that Likes Older Women isn't actually interested in younger women, this is sometimes used to avoid {{Squick}}.

Compare TeacherStudentRomance, MayDecemberRomance, MrsRobinson, PrecociousCrush, and StacysMom. Contrast ReallySevenHundredYearsOld. Also, please note that due to this trope being related to the ChristmasCake trope, such a person is sometimes referred to as a Cake Eater, thus explaining the dozens of references to cake on this page. LikesOlderMen is this trope's DistaffCounterpart. [[noreallife]]

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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Parodied in ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'', when a guy asks another whom he likes better, Yukari or Nyamo. This guy, seeing Yukari around and overhearing, answers "Yukari, of course", and the other replies "You have a warped taste in women", and gets promptly whacked by Yukari.
* [[spoiler:Garcia Lovelace]] from ''Manga/BlackLagoon''. And the guy is bold enough to pull a surprise kiss [[http://i365.photobucket.com/albums/oo91/StayuplateInsomiac/Black%20Lagoon/1256542123920.jpg on the target of his feelings,]] [[spoiler:his MamaBear, Roberta.]]
* Mizuiro, one of Ichigo's classmates in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', has a stated preference for older women, which sets up for a moment where Ichigo tells [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Rukia]] to stay away from the boy, much to Mizuiro's confusion.
* Kazuki Muto from ''Manga/BusouRenkin'' has this preference.
* In ''Manga/CrayonShinChan'', the eponymous Shin, who is still in kindergarten, is attracted to woman who are presumably ''20 years older than him''. Especially his mom's friend Nanako (who Shin refers to as "Hottie Nanako").
* Under "likes", Nitobe from ''Manga/{{DAYS}}'' is listed as liking older women. Under "dislikes" it says "younger women".
* ''Manga/DeathNote'':
** It'd be a stretch to say that Light likes older women, but he seems to "associate" with older women. His canon "love interests" are about a year older than him.
** It's hinted that Matt had a crush on Misa while he was spying on her. Even though he thought she was about fourteen or so, she was five years older than him.
* ''Manga/TheElectricTaleOfPikachu'' has [[TheHero Ash]] in the manga in love with [[TheRival Gary's]] older sister, [[CoolBigSis May]].
* Every male in ''Manga/{{Freezing}}'' is this. Generally, senior females in the school would desire younger males to be their partners. This is due more to the fact that their powers seem to work better when the Pandora is older than her Limiter - usually by a year.
* ''Manga/HanaYoriDango'':
** Akira Mimasaka likes his ladies older. The J-Drama implies that this is because [[spoiler:his mother is [[ManChild very childish and irresponsible]].]]
** Rui's long-time love interest Shizuka is actually older and more mature than he is.
* Marie in ''Anime/HareGuu'' was worried Haré might be one of these.
* Played with in ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}''. While Alucard is a centuries old vampire, he still looks rather young. After returning from a rather extendid leave of absence, Integra is around fifty-something. [[ShipTease Alucard apparently still finds her attractive.]] [[GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave Not that anyone can blame him...]] And then there's his reaction to seeing the Queen again. The fondness in his eyes and his comment that she's even more beautiful as Queen further support this theory. Not to mention it's reciprocated, which implies all kinds of things...
* In ''Manga/IkkiTousen'', people ''think'' Kakouton (Xiahou Dun) is one of them, specially when they meet Hakufu's mother Goei (Lady Wu) and she flirts with him. He isn't amused.
* 14-year-old Yoshimori in ''Manga/{{Kekkaishi}}'' has his eyes set on his 16-year-old childhood friend, Tokine. Later in the manga, he saves another girl of similar age from a high fall and she briefly becomes his StalkerWithACrush. These may contribute to an observation a regular acquaintance makes about Yoshimori's romantic preferences: "You like older girls."
* In ''Manga/KimiWaPetto'', 18-year-old [[{{Keet}} Momo]] is pretty open about his crush on his 29-year-old [[MistressAndServantBoy benefactor]] [[DefrostingIceQueen Sumire]]. [[spoiler:They end up HappilyMarried in the epilogue.]]
* Very sweetly subverted in ''[[Anime/KotetsuJeeg Kotetsushin Jeeg]]''. Hiroshi Shiba, the original Kotetsu Jeeg, goes missing for decades, and Michi, his combat partner/girlfriend eventually grows old enough to have a granddaughter ({{the hero}}ine of the series, Tsubaki Tamashirou). When Hiroshi comes back, having never aged at all (on account of him being a cyborg), Michi sadly tells him that she feels ashamed that he has to see her like that. Hiroshi answers that he doesn't care, because [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming he'll always love her just the same. D'AWW!!!]]
* In ''Manga/LoveHina'', one of Keitaro's two childhood friends, Masayuki Haitani, displays an ongoing infatuation with the series' ChristmasCake, Haruka.
* In ''Manga/MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'', [[{{Determinator}} Nagisa]] is one year younger than Hanon (who was in love with her music teacher, before he went away in the second season). Even though Hanon yells 'I only like older men!' to try to prevent Nagisa from flirting with her, he ignores it and flirts with her anyway. [[spoiler:She gives up later and date him at the end of the story...]]
* The trope is [[InvertedTrope inverted]] with Wataru in ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler''. It seems older girls (although the gap between him and Sakuya or Aika is pretty small, they're still older) are more actively interested in him, while his moments of interest in any of them don't happen as frequently. [[spoiler:Although recently he has his maid Saki in mind.]]
* ''Manga/PleaseSaveMyEarth'': The age differences of the two main leads are obvious. [[spoiler:This is actually understandable considering Rin Kobayashi/Shion is reincarnated 9 years later than Alice/Mokuren.]]
* ''Anime/PleaseTeacher'':
** This anime could be an example, however one wouldn't tell Mizuho is actually much older than Kei. According to a Newtype magazine centerfold, she's twenty three when she shows up on Earth. She [[spoiler:is an alien from outer space]] and he [[spoiler:has spent three years in a [[ConvenientComa strange sort of coma.]]]].
** And also, the friend of Kei's who pursued their female classmate [[spoiler:who suffers from the same sort of strange coma-disease,]] and admits out loud that he has a fetish for women who are older than they look.
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''
** [[ChivalrousPervert Brock]] pretty much defines this trope, as he instantly falls in love with the Character of the Day girls, but only if they're either around his age or older, particularly [[HotScientist Professor Ivy]], and any and [[InexplicablyIdenticalIndividuals all]] [[HospitalHottie Nurse Joys]] and [[FairCop Officer Jennys]].
** [[TagAlongKid Bonnie]] presents a variation, as she is always looking for an older girl/woman to "take care of" her brother, Clemont (who is not amused whenever she does this).
* Parodied in ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'': [[spoiler:Takashi Kawamura]] is ''mistaken'' for someone who likes older women by his school friends when he was seen talking to a beautiful older woman. [[spoiler:Turns out she was the mother of an old friend of his and their talk was ''not'' a romantic one: she was asking him to help with her [[JerkAss rebellious son]], since Taka is one of the few people Akutsu listens to.]]
* ''Manga/{{Rizelmine}}'' manages to diffuse a bit of its bizarrely over-the-top paedo bait GenkiGirl by giving its male main character this trait... which, [[spoiler:due to her being an Android that [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld age-regressed to paedo bait]] actually gave the main character his fetish when he was younger.]]
* Hawk's Eye of ''Anime/SailorMoon'''s Amazon Trio, who specifically targets older beautiful women. One of them is Ikuko Tsukino, Usagi's mother. There are two exceptions where his targets are young women. The first is a young widow, and in his eyes, all widows are "older beautiful women". The second one is Minako, who at that point is 15 years old, who is also Tiger's Eye's target.
* Played with in ''Anime/StarDriver''. In it, we have Tsubasa, who is the only guy in all of Southern Cross High that isn't attracted to Hina, the supposed "new girl", because he has a crush on Midori Okamoto, the school nurse... who happens to [[spoiler:be the true identity of Hina and a notorious lover of {{Bishounen}}.]]
* Played with in ''Manga/TonariNoKashiwagiSan''. Kotori is six years older than her husband, and she told Yuuta that they started dating around the time she was studying for her college entrance exams (meaning he would have been in sixth grade). At the same time, her [[OlderThanTheyLook insanely youthful looks]] mean that they appeared to be the same age when they first hooked up.
* ''Manhwa/UnbalanceXUnbalance'' is a good example for of this, between Jin-Ho Myung and Hae-Young Na, not to mention Hae-Young is Jin-Ho's teacher (respectively renamed as Kenichi Kando and Elina Takanashi in the japanese version).
* From ''Anime/WaitingInTheSummer''. It must be ''LoveAtFirstSight'' for Kirishima Kaito but his [[spoiler:alien]] love interest Ichika Takatsuki here is at least 2 years, if not, much older than him.
* Shinpei from ''Manga/WanderingSon'' saw the protagonist with an adult friend of hers and started becoming Nitori's friend in order to meet that woman. His love for her went away after he learned she was {{transsexual}} though.
* [[spoiler:The main character, Akira Inugami]] in ''Manga/WolfGuyWolfenCrest'' for his HotTeacher.
* From ''Manga/{{Working}}'', Yachiyo is a lesbian (or SingleTargetSexuality) version. She quite openly crushes on [[ChristmasCake Kyouko]].
* In ''Manga/YoureUnderArrest'', Shouji Tokairin for [[spoiler:Natsumi.]] Tokairin is some years younger than [[spoiler:Natsumi]].
* ''Anime/YuGiOh'':
** Jounouchi and Mai, who is 8 years his senior, are widely regarded as "the only popular heterosexual couple in ''Anime/YuGiOh''." That pairing is SeriousBusiness. When one author revealed in his {{Continuation}} FanFic that one character (established as Jounouchi's daughter) was the daughter of Jounouchi and ''[[BrattyHalfPint Rebecca]]'', the readers were ''not'' amused. His next story promptly returned to Jou/Mai.
** Like just about everything else in ''Anime/YuGiOh'', this age difference was brought up and made fun of in ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries''.
--->'''Joey:''' But you're ten years older than me!\\
'''Mai:''' I know. Creepy, isn't it?\\
'''Joey:''' (''aside to the audience'') Actually, this is the closest thing this show has to a normal relationship.
* ''Manga/ZettaiKarenChildren'''s Kaoru Akashi, not even out of elementary school, is already very open about her love of older women, which spills over into her having some LovableSexManiac tendencies.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} openly lusts after Creator/BeaArthur. In one issue he lusts after Spider-Man's Aunt May, sighing how she's "so like my Bea." All members of Weapon X, mutant or not, have a slow aging factor, and Deadpool is cursed to be unkillable, so he may have grown up in the same era as Bea Arthur. When Deadpool actually died, he got together with [[GrimReaper Death]] herself. Her on-and-off boyfriend Comicbook/{{Thanos}} angrily brought him back to life and [[CursedWithAwesome made him immortal]] to separate them.
* [[Comicbook/{{Robin}} Damian Wayne]] has expressed romantic interest in both Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} (a teenager) and Comicbook/{{Katana}} (who is literally old enough to be his mother). The crush on the latter is even subtly referenced in ''WebComic/LilGotham'', where the two have an OddFriendship.
* The true love and soulmate of Chris Kent is Thara Ak-Var, a childhood friend of ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}. Fortunately, Chris underwent a PlotRelevantAgeUp from a little boy to a {{Bishonen}} ChickMagnet of similar age to her.
* By contrast, in ''Webcomic/LoveAndCapes'', CM Expy Major Might starts a relationship with WonderWoman Expy Amazonia; in his SuperpoweredAlterEgo, he looks like an adult (and she is one), but he's really 10 years old. Amazonia is not best pleased to learn this. Of course, she's on the rebound from the main character, the Crusader, and the Major is a huge fan of her ex (to the extent of choosing to have the same powers so that he can be like his hero), so it's a valid question as to whether Amazonia is being a bit of a MrsRobinson here.
* One fan of ComicBook/SpiderMan did the math and found out that this was the case with Betty and Peter when they were dating. (Betty was at least sixteen when the comic started, as she claimed to have dropped out of school to work for the ''Bugle''; Peter was fifteen when they met). This likely wasn't planned, [[SureLetsGoWithThat but the writers just went with it.]]
* Subverted in ''ComicBook/CaptainAtom'' with Sally Starshine. She certainly looks much older than Cameron Scott, but since he jumped eighteen years into the future, they are actually contemporaries, which is one of the reasons he is drawn to her. Also, it should perhaps be noted that Cameron started dating his first wife, Angela, when he was a junior in high school and she was a senior.
* ''ComicBook/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': Buffy is this in the comics. Buffy, who has been a Slayer for at least ten years, is the [[LesYay romantic interest]] of the much younger Satsu. Despite not being gay [[ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies and not wanting a relationship]] Buffy sleeps with her. Twice.
* In ''Comicbook/RedRobin'' Tim, who if he hadn't dropped out would still be in High School, starts dating college girl Tam Fox.
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''Fanfic/FobbiesAreBorange'': Jeff "I am so ready to eat your cake" Andonuts is this in every sense of the word. Possibly {{Lampshade H|anging}}ung due to the first person he falls for being named the Magic Cake Lady.
* ''Fanfic/RacerAndTheGeek'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/kalash93 Kalash93]] makes this for the protagonist and [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/81159/1/racer-and-the-geek/predawn ALL his possible love interests.]]
* By the same author and featuring the same characters, ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/88520/1/welcome-to-the-brothel/das-laufhaus Welcome to the Brothel]]'' and ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/106068/1/relax/intimacy Relax]]'' set up this dynamic between the protagonist and his love interest, with one rare twist: she's a local prostitute and he's a foreign volunteer fighting in her country's civil war.
* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'':
** Clint has the trope specifically name checked by Natasha. He doesn't deny it. Evidence for this stacks up when you note that he's 28 and has dated [[spoiler:Wanda Maximoff]]. Who would likely have been at least in her late thirties at the earliest when they hooked up (even if she doesn't look it) and has a child half his age. He's also got a thing for [[Really700YearsOld Natasha]], but [[DistractedByTheSexy let's face it, who doesn't]].
** Harry's got a minor variant on this - he's got a thing for older women, but being surrounded by the likes of Natasha (who he has decided confused feelings about since she treats him like a nephew), Sif, Darcy and Carol (who may only be a year older than him at most, but looks rather older than that), is going to make this kind of inevitable.
* Manga/{{Naruto}} is often depicted as a cake eater in fanfiction. Anko, Ayame, Konan, Kurenai, {{S|exySecretary}}hizune, Tsunade, Mei, Kushina, Koyuki, Tsunami, etc.
** PlayedForLaughs in ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8076267/1/ Wayne, what happened to those fountains?]]'', where the reason Naruto was chasing Sakura is revealed to be him hoping she'd grow up to be a carbon copy of her mother.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' examples:
** Twilight Sparkle when paired with [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Princesses]] [[StudentTeacherRomance Celestia]] or [[DarkIsNotEvil Luna]]. Even in Canon, she has lots of HoYay with the former.
** Spike whenever fic writers depict his affection for Rarity as more than a PrecociousCrush. Really, when he gets paired with any character other than the Crusaders.
** ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/93809/1/a-pleasant-surprise/a-pleasant-surprise A Pleasant Surprise]]'' features this prominently. It's not stated exactly how old Fluttershy and Midnight are, but it's more than enough difference to qualify.
* Noriaki Kakyoin from ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'' made ''one comment'' about his ideal girlfriend being like Holly, Jotaro Kujo's mom. [[MemeticMutation Memetic]] {{Flanderization}} has made him into an insatiable MILF hunter who wants to do every hot mom he comes across.
* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11772125/1/Metroid-Kamen-Rider-Generations-Full-Series Metroid: Kamen Rider Generations]]'' {{Lampshades}} this through [[spoiler:Mitsuzane]] [[SecondLove on]] Samus. [[spoiler:Overtime, Micchy [[InterspeciesRomance gets to experience]] [[GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex going into the bounty hunter's pants]].]]
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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* The queen's cabana boy in ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife'' seems pretty enthusiastic about the thought of rubbing lotion on the (much older) queen.
-->'''Cabana Boy:''' Hubba hubba!
* The title character from ''WesternAnimation/KirikouAndTheSorceress''. It's a childrens' movie and he's just a baby, but he does ask the title [[HotWitch Sorceress]] in marriage [[spoiler:when she pulls a HeelFaceTurn. She doesn't accept, of course, but [[OvernightAgeUp then]]]]
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/AmericanPie'': Finch has a distinct preference for older women. ([[IBangedYourMom most specifically,]] [[StacysMom the mother of one of his friends]]). Despite becoming a bit of a KavorkaMan in the 2nd film, he always found women his own age wanting for one reason or another.
* 18-year-old Goffredo in Film/{{Lavventura}} is crazy about perceptibly older Giulia.
* The movie ''Cougar Club'' is entirely about this.
* In ''Film/DonJon'', Jon (Creator/JosephGordonLevitt) hooks up with Esther (Creator/JulianneMoore), who is much older than him.
* Invoked in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom'', when Willie Scott thinks the Maharaja of Pancot Palace has been showering her with gifts, and then:
-->'''Willie:''' That's the Maharaja? ''[[ExpectingSomeoneTaller A kid?!]]''\\
'''Short Round:''' Maybe he like ''older'' women.
* ''Film/MysteryMen'': Dr Heller (Tom Waits) cruises retirement homes "for the ladies".
* Aram falls for Sandy, 15 years his senior, in ''Film/TheRebound''.
* ''Film/TheWomanInRed'': The punk is interested in Didi.
* ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': Downplayed since nothing happens between them, but Quicksilver does consider Moira [=MacTaggert=] to be a beautiful woman, and she's approximately 23 years his senior.
* In ''A Bigger Splash'', the female half of a couple is 18 years older than the man. They are blissfully happy and the age difference is clearly never an issue. Indeed, when her same-age ex-lover and his daughter visit, it's he who is uneasy that she might end their relationship to reunite with him--and she does sleep with him once--while she never even considers the possibility of the girl seducing him--despite her efforts to do so, he barely acknowledges her.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Tommy Flood in ''Literature/BloodsuckingFiends'' (19 years old), as demonstrated by the fact that he's willing to immediately shack up with a woman seven years his senior.
* In ''Literature/BridgetJones: Mad About the Boy'', Bridget (51) dates Roxter (30), who enthusiastically talks about how great it is to be with a "cougar." Bridget's friend Talitha is 60 and seems to attract similar guys.
* In ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'', Jerin mentions having had a crush on his teacher, and later falls in love with a woman who is about ten years older than he.
* In ''Literature/DragonBones'', Beckram is called out by his brother on the fact that he has an affair with a woman who could be their mother, age-wise. His defense is pointing out that she's very beautiful, which the brother must grudgingly admit, is true. His brother also complains that he's been hearing sex noises from Beckram's room since they were teenagers and Beckram seduced their mother's lady-in-waiting, who, presumably, was their mother's age, so that seems to be a habit.
* Stephen Colly in ''Literature/ICaptureTheCastle'' ends up having sex with Leda Fox-Cotton. Movie-wise, all they do is show her playing with his hair late at night, but [[ShippingGoggles you know what's happened]].
* Zar-bettu-Zekigal, from Creator/MaryGentle's ''Literature/RatsAndGargoyles'', explicitly prefers older women (shortly after she's first introduced, she starts rhapsodizing over her fortyish landlady Evelian's laugh lines). When she later becomes infatuated with the Hyena (who's only got about ten years on Zari), it mystifies her that she's crushing on someone so young.
* In Florence Barclay's novel ''Through the Postern Gate'' the lead male is a BunnyEarsLawyer AcePilot named Guy ""Boy Blue" Chelsea, who is a DoggedNiceGuy for the 10-years-older HotLibrarian Christobel Charteris. In fact, Christobel cites the age difference as the reason why they should not date.
-->'''Christobel''': "When I met you, you were six. I was 16".
* Eddie in Literature/AWidowForOneYear by Creator/JohnIrving. He has an affair with a woman at least 20 years his senior (he's 16 in the first part of the book) and always prefers much older women. Taken UpToEleven by the time he's over 50 and attracted to women in their 70s.
* Bruce in ''Literature/AtlantaNights'' marries Callie. Bruce is eighteen while Callie is in her ''forties.'' Though considering ''[[StylisticSuck how]]'' ''Atlanta Nights'' was written...
* In the Creator/DanielleSteel novel ''Dating Game'', following her divorce, the heroine has one disastrous dating experience after another before finally hitting the jackpot with a Frenchman 15 years her junior, whose backstory includes an ex-wife who was 5 years his senior. Throughout the relationship, it's repeatedly established that he utterly adores and desires her and even though it eventually ends, it's not because of the age difference, but fundamental differences that would have probably split them up even if they were the same age.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Richard Fish, in ''Series/AllyMcBeal'', actively goes after older women because he has a fetish for the folds under a woman's chin that build up as she gets older. He wound up marrying a woman who was ten years younger than him, but many fans prefer to pretend the last season didn't happen, so... you know the drill.
* Connor from ''Series/{{Angel}}''. Apparently, his profound love of ChristmasCake is so deeply a part of who he is, changing his memories and personality doesn't make it go away.
-->'''Connor:''' I guess I've always had a thing for older women.\\
'''Angel:''' They were supposed to fix that.
* ''Series/TheBennyHillShow'': Creator/BennyHill as "Dapper Dan [[TheCasanova the lady killer man]]" sings a song in praise of having an older woman lover:
-->''They don't yell, and they don't tell, and oh, they're grateful as hell,\\
So give me an older woman every time.''
* Played for laughs on ''Series/NewTricks'' (note: the premise of the series is that retired police officers are brought back to the force to serve as consultants on cold cases, and much of the humor is based on the ensuing ValuesDissonance):
-->'''Brian:''' Remember Hans and Lotte Hass on telly when we were kids?\\
'''Gerry:''' Oh-ho! I never missed that programme.\\
'''Brian:''' ''You'' were hooked on diving?\\
'''Gerry:''' No, no. It wasn't that. No... well, this was the Fifties. It was the only show on TV where you could see a fit bird in a swimsuit.\\
'''Sandra:''' How old were you, Gerry?\\
'''Gerry:''' Dunno. Nine? Ten, I suppose. (''disapproving stares'') Yeah, I've always had a thing for older women.\\
'''Sandra:''' (''deadpan'') Now there aren't any.
* ''Series/BostonLegal'', 40-ish Alan Shore competing with Denny for the 60-ish Shirley Schmidt. ([[{{Zmelik}} Neither wins.]])
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': Xander Harris harbors an unspoken desire for Joyce Summers. He's a conquistador! And for some Sunnydale High teachers as well. And Anya, who is 1120 years old.
* One character in ''Series/TheCatherineTateShow'' was Ali, who ruins social situations with unknowingly tactless remarks. In one sketch she meets a young 20-something man who tells her about his plans to go on a vacation with the middle-aged Polly. Ali replies "I wouldn't go on holiday with ''my'' mother!" but then discovers Polly is actually the man's girlfriend.
* On ''Series/DeadOfSummer'', the young camp counselor Joel strikes up a romantic relationship with the middle-aged head counselor Deb.
* In one episode of ''Series/DocMartin'', a painter has the hots for Auntie Joan. Martin suspects an OedipusComplex, and it's later revealed that he's grieving for his dead mother...
* ''Series/DoctorWho''
** The 2010 Christmas Special does it both ways. In the same relation. Abigail Pettigrew (age unknown, but adult, probably in her twenties) is held in stasis by (initially) Kazran Sardick's father, as collateral for a loan. While Kazran is a young boy, The Doctor briefly releases her. By the time Abigail is put back in stasis, Kazran promises they'll be back every Christmas Eve. They do so, and while Kazran is still younger than Abigail, they're mutually attracted to each other. Until one Christmas Eve, Kazran learns Abigail has only one day left to live, and he decides to not release her on following Christmas Eves. Eventually, Kazran becomes an old (and grumpy) man. And on a Christmas day, Abigail is the only person who can save the day. Old enough to now be her grandfather, Kazran releases Abigail. Of course, they still love each other.
** While the Doctor himself doesn't count, being over 900 years old, they do seem to like using this dynamic ever since they hired the twenty-something Creator/MattSmith. Almost every quasi-flirty relationship has been with a character whose actress is at least a little older than him. There was Queen Liz X (both she and her actress Creator/SophieOkonedo were 40), River Song (whose actress Creator/AlexKingston is some twenty years older than him), and Idris (who was played by an actress in her early 30s, but was dressed in a Victorian getup that made her look a little older). He gets in a MrsRobinson joke about River just to make the point.
* Hanto in ''Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger'', whose crushes have included Kegareshia (played by a then 27-year-old actress) and Miki from ''Series/JukenSentaiGekiranger'' (in her 40s and married with a daughter.) He is 16.
* Carter on ''Series/{{ER}}'' wasn't really one, but was accused of it after dating a couple of older women.
* Chiana in ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' may be a BiTheWay example. She has heavy LesYay with the much older Noranti in "Bringing Home the Beacon" and Altana in ''Home on the Remains'', and towards the end of ''A Prefect Murder'' she starts hitting on the incredibly wizened Paroos. Her main LoveInterest in the series is Ka D'Argo, a widower with a son around Chiana's age.
* ''Series/FlowerBoyRamyunShop'': Chi Soo's a senior in high school; Eun Bi's a 25 year old student teacher.
* ''Series/{{Friends}}'':
** [[spoiler:Frank Jr.]] just doesn't care if his wife is twice his age.
** This trope also pops up in the first season with Monica's boyfriend Young Ethan, although it's a relatively minor example. Ethan believes she's only twenty one, when she's actually twenty six - though he's actually seventeen pretending to be in his twenties.
** Rachel also has a fling with her much younger assistant Tag. Unusually for this trope, she actually ends the relationship when she turns 30 and sees how different their perspectives are.
** It's also revealed later in the series that Ross in high school made a pass at the librarian (who was in her ''seventies'' at the time). He seems to have grown out of it as his canon love interest Rachel is two years younger than him.
* ''Series/{{Glee}}''
** Noah "Puck" Puckerman states this as the sole reason for joining Acafellas and performing at the PTA meeting.
** Also, [[AsHimself Josh Groban's character]].
* The 8-year-old brother of a patient on one episode of ''Series/{{House}}'' gets a crush on Cameron.
* [[TheDitz Neil Sutherland]] of ''Series/TheInbetweeners'' is this, losing his virginity to a woman at work, lusting after Will's mum, making a move on [[HotForTeacher Miss Timms]] and shagging AnythingThatMoves on holiday. The other lads have to physically restrain him from going off with another older woman on holidays. Will is this to a lesser extent as well.
* In the Japanese drama series ''Last Cinderella'', Hiroto (25) falls for Sakura (40) and she chooses him over another man closer to her own age.
* A ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' episode about the rape and murder of an elderly woman had the detectives questioning one of ''several'' lovers that she had (thus revealing her to have been a [[DirtyOldMan Dirty Old Woman]]), who was only in his mid-20's. When Stabler reacts with disgust and judgement, the young man simply shrugs and explains his preference: "They're more experienced, they're less inhibited, and there's no chance of knocking them up."
* ''Series/LieToMe'': One episode revolves around a widow of a much younger man. After the team loudly derides the age gap, Torres says that she's been in a relationship with an older partner, and it was healthy and fulfilling.
* The ''Series/MasterpieceTheatre'' miniseries ''Reckless'' had the protagonist, Owen Springer, falling in LoveAtFirstSight with Anna Fairley, who just happens to be his boss' wife. ''This'' is the main focus and conflict of the story. The fact that she's 10-15 years older than him is never an issue to him or in the context of the show, though it is touched on in the sequel, where despite several years of domestic bliss, she's reluctant to marry him, fearing that he'll dump her for a younger woman so as to have children (it doesn't help matters that (a) this is what her husband did, and (b) that Owen himself dumped his previous same-age girlfriend because she didn't want kids). It takes a lot of work for him to assure her otherwise.
* ''Series/OhMyLady'': The young KPop IdolSinger falls for the over-30 divorced mom.
* In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', it is a one episode thing, but they had a little FlightOfRomance so it is worth a mention. [[spoiler:Warrior Angel]], who is actually only 12 years old, is obviously attracted to the then-[[ContinuitySnarl about]] 23 [[spoiler:Chloe Sullivan]].
* ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'':
** Jeremy Gilbert. His three love interests have been Matt's older sister Vicki, his older sister Elena's best friend Bonnie, and Anna, a vampire who is hundreds of years old.
** Damon also seems to have no qualms about sleeping with women who are either actually older like Rebekah, Katherine, or Sage, or physically older like Kelly, Andie, or Bree.
* ''Series/WhatsUpFox'': Nine years separate Byung Hee at 33 from her boyfriend Chul Soo, 24, whom she used to help babysit. He announces he's liked her since practically puberty.
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* Ricardo Arjona's song "Señora de las Cuatro Décadas" (Lady of the Four Decades) is written from the POV of someone who LikesOlderWomen who tells his much older girlfriend to not try to make herself look younger than she is, since she's perfect for him already.
* In the music video of Music/TobyKeith's "You Shouldn't Kiss Me Like This (Unless You Mean It Like That)" an eighteen/nineteen yr old boy has a vivid daydream of he and his older female employer falling in love and making love with one another. Unfortunately or fortunately for him, her real personality is vastly different from his fantasy of her, and she seems to barely recognize his existence.
* Emmanuel's song "Bella Señora" (Beautiful Lady) is a subtler example, as the lyrics don't openly state that the man is one of these but has some verses about the "lady"'s skin not being "porcelain-like" like in the past.
* Music/EltonJohn's "Teacher I Need You."
* Music/RodStewart, "Maggie May."
* Ronnie [=McDowell=]'s "Older Women (Are Beautiful Lovers)".
* Music/GarthBrooks' "That Summer"
* The Music/BareNakedLadies song "Maybe Katie" is about how the singer doesn't care about the fact that his girlfriend is older than he is.
* "Summer: The First Time" by Bobby Goldsboro.
-->''Just because her youth is fading,\\
Doesn't mean she's not worth dating.''
* Hailing from Brazil comes "Panela Velha" ("old pot"), with the immortal chorus "it doesn't matter if she's older! [[LampshadedDoubleEntendre Old pots make the best food!]]"
* Rick Wakeman, ProgressiveRock keyboardist of Music/{{Yes}}, Music/TheStrawbs and several solo projects, once made this joke to his audience while in his 60s: "When I was younger, I used to have a thing for older women... Not anymore!"
* Obviously the trope-naming StacysMom by Music/FountainsOfWayne, and according to WordOfGod, was inspired by a childhood friend's crush on the writer's ''[[GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave grandmother]]''.
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[[folder:Theater]]
* Pepper in ''Theatre/MammaMia''. His ChristmasCake is Tanya.
* Cherubino in ''Theatre/TheMarriageOfFigaro'', though more because of his AnythingThatMoves philosophy than anything else.
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* In ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII'' in the first Sequence of the game the player can have a conversation with Benjamin Franklin in which the latter explains the "benefits" of courting an older woman.
* Takumi from ''VideoGame/BattleMoonWars'' openly admit his preference in his conversation with [[LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai Aozaki Touko]], which kinda explain why he is unfazed by a cast of three five galge games around him.
* Toby in ''VideoGame/{{Catherine}}'' has a crush on Erica, an old friend of the main character, who is 32. However, in the True Lovers ending, he learns that she is [[spoiler:a post-op {{transsexual}}.]]
* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', Zevran seems to like hitting on ''[[CoolOldLady Wynne]]'' even more than hitting on the PC as ''every'' conversation he has with her involves either sex, her breasts, or both. He might just be messing with her, but knowing [[AnythingThatMoves Zevran]], he probably wouldn't object if Wynne responded positively to his advances.
* In ''Franchise/FireEmblem'', there are a few examples:
** In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe The Binding Blade]]'', Roy has 6 possible wives: one is Cecilia, a visibly older woman who was Roy's teacher in combat and tactics.
** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius'', Boyd, 19, says to Titania, who is 41 or so, that he always had a crush on her. And when Titania questions his logic, Boyd says his judgment was assisted by the fact that Boyd was sure that Titania was younger than HIS mother, who is also the mother of Oscar, whose age is 24.
** In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Genealogy of the Holy War]]'', every one of Dew's potential wives is several years older than him except for Sylvia (she's said to be 14 in the games and 16 in the Oosawa manga) or Raquesis (said to be 16 in the mangas).
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'':
*** Ricken is the youngest member of the Shepherds, meaning that almost every one of his potential wives is several years older than he is.
*** In his C-rank support conversation with Nowi, Gaius states that he likes older women because they have a certain degree of maturity. [[spoiler:He's lying.]]
*** While Donnel is slightly older than Ricken, his youngest potential love interest (Lissa) is still older than he is.
*** Flavia is stated to be old enough to be Chrom's mother. The PlayerCharacter, who is approximately the same age as Chrom, can romance her.
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' has the Ricken {{expy}} Hayato, who's also among the youngest members of the army. This means almost all his prospect girlfriends (with the exception of [[TokenMinimoe Sakura, Mozu]] and ''maybe'' a young-looking Avatar) are his seniors.
* Trevor in ''VideoGames/GrandTheftAutoV''. The only women he hits on are older than him. This is despite the fact that he's in his late-40's/early 50's.
* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', the elderly Sheikah character Mellie tells Link that she knows he is interested in older women, but she's already married so he should just give it up. This is actually a ploy to make Link uncomfortable enough to stop following her during a StalkingMission.
* An option in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' to play Shepard as one, featuring Samara as the cake, who is [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld several hundred years old]] (even accounting for her race's life expectancy, she's old enough to have three daughters, one of whom can pass off as her) as opposed to Shepard, who, as of ''Mass Effect 2'', is either 29 or 31 (depending on whether you count the two years (s)he was dead)... although (s)he gets turned down because Samara is [[MarriedToTheJob married to her job]].
* Otacon in the ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' series, PlayedForDrama. It was less "likes older women" and perhaps more like [[spoiler:"[[RapeAsBackstory Can't say no to older women]]".]]
* ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'':
** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'':
*** Kenji Tomochika, one of your classmates, loudly proclaims his love for one of the teachers in Gekkoukan High School, and devises a ZanyScheme to get her to fall in love with him in the male protagonist's route. It's PlayedForLaughs at first, but as Kenji's Social Link progresses, it becomes increasingly clear that he is at best heavily in denial as to the reality of the situation. It becomes even harsher in the female protagonist's route, which introduces Kenji's UnluckyChildhoodFriend Rio Iwasaki: she's had feelings for him for ages, but he's too caught up in his attraction to his teacher to notice.
*** The female protagonist is the object of a [[PrecociousCrush crush]] from Ken Amada, which you can pursue.
*** The male protagonist can also pursue a relationship with an older woman he meets over an online game. [[spoiler:She turns out to be his homeroom teacher at the end of the game.]]
** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': Four of the 16-year-old protagonist's RomanceSidequest options are working adults in their [=20s=]. These include a former political reporter (Ichiko Ohya), a medical doctor (Tae Takemi), a fortune teller (Chihaya Mifune), and his ''homeroom teacher'' (Sadayo Kawakami). In fact, towards the end of Chihaya's Confidant, she'll outright ask the protagonist if he likes older women, to which he can respond "Hell yeah I am." And even among the five remaining possible girlfriends, only three are his age or younger, with the others both being at least a year older.
* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' has [[StalkerWithACrush Amy Rose]] who's 8 (but had a PlotRelevantAgeUp wish so she would appear 12), in love with [[TheHero Sonic the Hedgehog]] who's 15. To a degree, [[TheRival Knuckles the Echidna]] who's 16 has [[WordOfGod in canon]] been shown to have a soft spot for [[MsFanservice Rouge the Bat]] who's 18. There's also [[TheBigGuy Vector the Crocodile]], who's 20 and has a crush on Vanilla the Rabbit who's at least several years, if not a decade his senior. Not that you would be able to tell any of this by simply looking at the characters. They sound, look and act like a group of fraternity 20-somethings.
* ''VideoGame/TalesSeries'':
** In ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld'', there is evidence that Lloyd has become one of these, if Colette is not chosen. Also adding at one point in the game, Lloyd admitted that he is more fond of older woman [[spoiler:referencing the time when he actually proposed to Paul's mother Lilia.]]
** In ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'', Hubert, who is around 17-18 years old, has a pretty obvious attraction toward resident CloudCuckooLander, Pascal, who's 22.
** Jude from ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia'', has once said Milla is attractive and commented on how Presa was "cute". When [[ChivalrousPervert Alvin]] jokingly asks if Jude likes older women, Jude responds with an embarrassed chuckle and says "I don't know. Maybe."
** In ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' [[spoiler:Luke counts as he's [[YoungerThanTheyLook seven]] due to being a replica and has a love interest in the 16 years old Tear.]].
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* This appears to be very common in dating sims, usually with a [[SempaiKohai sempai]].
* ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'''s canonical plot goes with Tomoya falling in love and marrying an older girl. Well, Nagisa is only one year older, but it is remarked upon as being unusual. Another route can have him fall for Misae, his landlady, who seems to be in her mid 20's.
* In ''VisualNovel/{{Crescendo}}'' the player has the choice of boning either his older non-blood related maternal sister Ayame or his smexy aloof, ChristmasCake SchoolNurse Kaori.
* In ''VisualNovel/JewelKnightsCrusaders'' your hero is currently in high school and there are 2 candidates that fulfill this trope. One is a hot nurse who is also currently attending college, another is a childhood friend who the hero frequently call Onee-san.
* ''VisualNovel/MajiDeWatashiNiKoiShinasai''
** Our protagonist here admittedly stated that he prefers older women during one the main routes. Overall he has 2 candidates to fill this trope in the original game [[spoiler:one of which is his homeroom teacher]]
** In addition, he gets about 5 more potential older partners in the expanded sequel ''Majikoi S''. 2 of the 5 were more or less extras though.
* In ''VisualNovel/TrueLoveJunaiMonogatari'', two of the 18-year-old PlayerCharacter's prospect love interests are women in their early-to-mid 20's: the nurse Misako and his homeroom teacher Yumi.
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* On ''WebVideo/SharkJumping'', when watching the 2001 reboot pilot of ''Series/ElectraWomanAndDynaGirl'', Tim finds himself only more attracted to Electra Woman when he finds out that her actress, Markie Post, played Creator/MelissaJoanHart's nympho mother in the Creator/ABCFamily movie ''Holiday in Handcuffs''.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Aang from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' has a crush on Katara, who is physically two or three years older than him, even though [[Really700YearsOld he's chronologically 112 years old]]. As it turns out in later installments in the series, [[spoiler:TheyDo.]]
* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' with King Sandy. He's into older women... though being about 7 years old, that means said women (like Numbuh Three) are 10.
* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}},'' [[ExtravertedNerd Upchuck]] by no means limits himself to any one kind of girl, but when he realizes the supposed high-schooler he was flirting with is actually [[DumbBlonde Brittany]]'s ''stepmom'' he suddenly becomes a lot more interested.
-->'''Upchuck:''' An older woman. A younger, willing man. Do I dare to dream? Please, don't be gentle. (''notices Brittany's stepmom has walked away'') Huh?
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'':
** Tom and Katharine.
** Macbeth on a technicality, when he falls in love with Dominique Destine who is really Demona in her daytime human appearance. ItMakesSenseInContext.
* ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'' has [[TheHero Rex]] who has a crush on [[HotScientist Dr. Holiday]], who is at least a decade older than him.
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' has two with a 3 year age gap between Dipper and Wendy (12-15) and Li'l Gideon and Mabel (9-12).
* J'onn J'onzz was seen with a middle-aged woman, disguised as a middle aged man in the finale of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited''. Given the brief look between them before he returned to his original form, it seemed he'd already revealed his identity to her and she was okay with it. Given that he was ReallySevenHundredYearsOld and had been married before, its no wonder he'd go with someone more mature, at least by earth standards.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'', Clyde (who's 11) has a crush on Lincoln's oldest sister, Lori, who's 17 (making her at least six years older than him). Also, in one episode, Clyde (like every other male character, including Lincoln himself) develops a crush on Ms. [=DiMartino=], an attractive female substitute teacher.
* Skwisgaar of ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'' has a preference for 60+ year old female partners. And overweight ones too. [=G-MILF=]s, in his own words. In addition to the [=MILF=]s and Soon-to-be-[=MILF=]s.
* Spike is this for Rarity in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. Admittedly, this example is somewhat muddied in that Spike, despite being a baby dragon, is actually not much younger than the adult main cast and is really only considered such due to dragon's centuries-long lifespan. He does consistently behave less mature than the rest of the cast, though.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'': Ferb towards Vanessa, who is most likely 4-5 years older than him. [[spoiler:As of ''Act Your Age,'' the timeskip episode where our cast will head to college, Ferb has been dating Vanessa for a while now.]] Due to certain bits of WordOfGod regarding Phineas' future relationships, this might also apply to him as well since it is widely suspected that Isabella is older than he is.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Most of Bart Simpson's love interests are noticeably older than he is. There's also plenty of romantic subtext between him and Edna Krabappel, [[{{Squick}} as well as one episode with a child therapist that was played out just a little too straight]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'', sixteen-year-old Peter Parker very publically proclaims his interest in twenty-year-old secretary Betty Brant, and plays the DoggedNiceGuy to pressure her to be his date for the HighSchoolDance. He is thwarted by his Aunt May, who approaches Betty for a frank talk about their relative ages. Betty then turns Peter down.
* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''
** [[ComicBook/TheFlash Wally]], who has flirted/commented on the attractiveness of several women older than him, most notably ComicBook/BlackCanary. He eventually winds up with Artemis, though.
** [[ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} Dick]] is a subtler example: the tie-in comic shows that by season two he's [[ReallyGetsAround had relationships with]] ComicBook/{{Zatanna}}, [[ComicBook/{{Icon}} Rocket]] and Bette Kane. All are older than him, though only by a year or two.
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