->'''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 woman may not be a real ChristmasCake, but she's obviously older. 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, LittleBoySeeksBigGirl, 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.

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!!Examples

''Please stick to examples where the older character is female. Preference for older men is not this trope.''

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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Kazuki Muto from ''Manga/BusouRenkin'' has this preference.
* Played with in ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}''. While Alucard is a centuries old vampre, 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...
* 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. 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!!!]]
* ''Manga/{{Rizelmine}}'' manages to diffuse a bit of its bizarrely over-the-top {{lolicon}} bait GenkiGirl by giving its male main character this trait... which, [[spoiler: due to her being an Android that [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld age-regressed to lolicon bait]] actually gave the main character his fetish when he was younger.]]
* 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.
* ''Manga/{{Mahoraba}}'', at least the manga.
* ''Manga/TheElectricTaleOfPikachu'' has [[TheHero Ash]] in the manga in love with [[TheRival Gary's]] older sister, [[CoolBigSis Daisy]]. In the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' animé, [[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]].
* In ''Manga/LoveHina'', one of Keitaro's two childhood friends, Masayuki Haitani, displays an ongoing infatuation with the series's ChristmasCake, Haruka.
* Marie in ''[[Anime/JungleWaItsumoHaleNochiGuu Haré+ Guu]]'' was worried Haré might be one of these.
* 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}}.]]
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''
** Negi might fit into this, as all the girls he could potentially have a romantic interest in are older than he is, usually by a margin of four or five years.
** His father, Nagi also appears to be a bit younger than [[spoiler:Negi's mother Arika]]. Her age hasn't been confirmed, but she sure looks older than he is, and her only known relative [[spoiler:(Asuna)]] is definitely OlderThanSheLooks (Chapter 284 reveals she is at least a hundred years old).
** When asked if the reason he drew cute teen female characters all the time was because he was attracted to them, series creator Creator/KenAkamatsu stated that his preference is actually older women. He's just really ''good'' at drawing cute young girls...
* ''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/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 Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series]]''.
--->'''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.
* Hawk's Eye of ''Anime/SailorMoon's'' Amazon Trio, who specifically targets older beautiful women. One of them is Ikuko Tsukino, Usagi's mother.
* Akira Mimasaka from ''Manga/HanaYoriDango''. Maybe Rui, since his long-time love interest Shizuka is actually older and more mature than he is.
* 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 the anime adaptation Masamori, Yoshimori's older brother, makes the same observation to tease Yoshimori: "You sure like them....''mature''."
** Not to mention that he also likes cake, leading to the inevitable puns; a cake-baking, cake-loving, cake eater. Cake is his LIFE.
* Parodied in ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'': [[spoiler: Takashi Kawamura]] is ''mistaken'' for someone who LikesOlderWomen 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]]. ]]
* In ''Manga/YoureUnderArrest'', Shouji Tokairin for [[spoiler: Natsumi. Tokairin is some years younger than Natsumi... which makes ''him'' someone who LikesOlderWomen.]]
* 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.
* ''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.
* 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.
* 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.]]
* From ''Manga/{{Working}}'', Yachiyo is a lesbian (or SingleTargetSexuality) version. She quite openly crushes on [[ChristmasCake Kyouko]].
* [[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]].
* [[spoiler:The main character, Akira Inugami]] in ''Manga/WolfGuyWolfenCrest'' for his HotTeacher.
* 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...]]
* 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.]]
* ''Manga/PleaseSaveMyEarth'' The age differences of the two main leads are obvious. [[spoiler:This is actually understandable considering Rin Kobayashi is reincarnated 9 years later than Alice.]]
* ''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).
* 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.
* Shinpei from ''Manga/WanderingSon'' saw the protagonist with an adult friend of his and started becoming the characters friend in order to meet that women. His love for her went away after he learned she was {{Transsexual}} though.
* From ''Anime/AnoNatsuDeMatteru''. It must be ''Love at First Sight'' for Kirishima Kaito but his [[spoiler:alien]] love interest Ichika Takatsuki here is at least 2 years, if not, much older than him.
* It'd be a stretch to say that [[Manga/DeathNote 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.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} openly lusts after Bea Arthur. 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 Thanos angrily brought him back to life and [[CursedWithAwesome made him immortal]] to separate them.
* 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.
* 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.
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''[[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.
* ''Fanfic/FobbiesAreBorange'': Jeff "I am so ready to eat your cake" Andonuts is this in every sense of the word. Possibly [[LampshadeHanging Lampshade Hung]] 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.
* [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Uzumaki 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 as a carbon copy of her mother.
* [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Twilight Sparkle]] in ''Fanfic/DashsNewMom'', which was one of the reasons she started courting Blue Streak. Blue Streak is Rainbow Dash's father, and Dash is the same age as Twilight, and said daughter is very creeped out by the two's romance.
** And this is when she isn't being paired with [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Princesses]] [[StudentTeacherRomance Celestia]] or [[DarkIsNotEvil Luna]]. Even in Canon, she has lots of HoYay with the former.
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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* 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]]
* Dodger for Tangerine in ''Film/TheGarbagePailKidsMovie''. Until [[spoiler: Juice sends the eponymous kids to the State Home for the Ugly.]]
* The movie ''Cougar Club'' is entirely about this.
* Aram falls for Sandy, 15 years his senior, in ''Film/TheRebound''.
* ''Film/MysteryMen'': Dr Heller (Tom Waits) cruises retirement homes "for the ladies".
* 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/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.
* In ''Film/DonJon'', Jon (Creator/JosephGordonLevitt) hooks up with Esther (Creator/JulianneMoore), who is much older than him.
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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 ''Through the Postern Gate'' by Florence Barclay, the lead male is a Cake Eater BunnyEarsLawyer nicknamed "Boy Blue", who is in love with a 10-years-older HotLibrarian. In fact, the HotLibrarian cites the age difference as the reason why they should not date. "When I met you, you were six. I was 16".
* Zar-bettu-Zekigal, from Creator/MaryGentle's ''Rats and Gargoyles'', 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.
* 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]].
* 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.
* 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.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''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.
* 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]].
* 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.
* ''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]].
* ''Series/BostonLegal'', 40-ish Alan Shore competing with Denny for the 60-ish Shirley Schmidt. ([[{{Zmelik}} Neither wins.]])
* Carter on ''Series/{{ER}}'' wasn't really one, but was accused of it after dating a couple of older women.
* ''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. [[spoiler: This is an example of LikesOlderWomen because the older partner was a woman.]]
* ''Series/{{Friends}}'': [[spoiler: Frank Jr.]] just doesn't care if his wife is twice his age.
** He's the only character who actually ''married'' his older love interest, but there were other instances in the show, like Elizabeth and Ross, or Monica and Richard. Or Monica and Young Ethan (TOW The Ick Factor.)
* 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/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 was born in 1963) 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.
* Several KoreanSeries play this trope up:
** ''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.
** ''Series/FlowerBoyRamyunShop'': Chi Soo's a senior in high school; Eun Bi's a 25 year old student teacher.
** ''Series/OhMyLady'': The young KPop IdolSinger falls for the over-30 divorced mom.
* 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.
* The 8-year-old brother of a patient on one episode of ''Series/{{House}}'' gets a crush on Cameron.
* ''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.
* [[TheDitz Neil Sutherland]] of ''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 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 ...
* 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.
* 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.
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[[folder:Music]]
* 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 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)" a 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 recognise 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."
* Rod Stewart, "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 {{Yes}}, 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 any more!"
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[[folder:Theater]]
* Cherubino in ''Theatre/TheMarriageOfFigaro'', though more because of his AnythingThatMoves philosophy than anything else.
* Pepper in ''Theatre/MammaMia''. His ChristmasCake is Tanya.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}''
** Kenji, 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. 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: she's had feelings for him to 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.]]
* Takumi from BattleMoonWars openly admit his preference in his conversation with [[KaraNoKyoukai Aozaki Touko]], which kinda explain why he is unfazed by cast of three five galge games around him.
* 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.]]
* ''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.
* 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 example.
** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe'', 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 judgement 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.
** 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'' has Ricken. Being the youngest member of the Shepherds, almost every one of his potential wives is 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.
** Also Donnel, while he is slightly older than Ricken, like Ricken, his youngest potential love interest (Lissa) is older than he is.
* Otacon in the ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' series, [[{{Deconstruction}} played for drama]].
* 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}}.]]
* An option in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' to play Shepard as one, featuring Samara as the cake, who is [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld several hundred years old]] 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]].
* 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."
* Trevor in ''VideoGames/GrandTheftAutoV''. The only women he hits on are older than him.
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* ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'''s canonical plot goes with Tomoya falling in love and marrying an older girl. His wife Nagisa is only 1 year older than him, though. Another route can have him fall for Misae, his landlady, who seems to be in her mid 20's.
* ''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/{{Crescendo}}'' you have the choice of either your older non-blood related maternal sister Ayame or your smexy aloof, ''ChristmasCake'' school nurse Kaori, Take your pick.
* 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.
* This appears to be very common in dating sims, usually with a [[SempaiKohai sempai]].
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* 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.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''
** Tom and Katharine.
** Theatre/{{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.
* J'onn J'onzz was [[spoiler:seen with a middle-aged woman, disguised as a middle aged man in the finale of ''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/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.
* 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.
* Aang from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' has a crush on Katara, who is a about two or three years older than he, even though [[Really700YearsOld he's chronologically 112 years old.]] As it would turn out in later installments in the series, [[spoiler:TheyDo.]]
** Sokka, a fifteen-year-old, even took an interest in the princess of the Northern Water Tribe who turned sixteen upon the main characters' arrival.
* 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.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'': Ferb towards Vanessa, who is most likely 4-5 years older than him. 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/YoungJustice''
** [[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.
** [[{{Nightwing}} Dick]] is a subtler example: the tie-in comic shows that by season two he's [[ReallyGetsAround had relationships with]] {{Zatanna}}, [[{{Icon}} Rocket]] and Bette Kane. All are older than him, though only by a year or two.
* This is a common idea in just about any variation of the TMNT comics. No specific age is given for the female characters, but they're all most likely in their later teens or twenties. Obviously, the main characters are teenagers, but where they are in their teens [[DependingOnTheWriter depends on the writers]].
* ''GravityFalls'' has two with a 3 year age gap between Dipper and Wendy (12-15) and Li'l Gideon and Mabel (9-12).
* On ''{{Daria}},'' [[ExtrovertedNerd Upchuck]] by no means limits himself to any one kind of girl, but when he realized the [[AbsurdlyYouthfulMother supposed high-schooler]] he was flirting with was 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?
* Most of [[TheSimpsons 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]].
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* Creator/{{Voltalia}} is currently in a relationship with Creator/{{Starcharter 75}}, who is four years her junior.
* Azrael of ''Blog/GaijinSmash'' has confessed to being one of these on a few occasions.
* Creator/AaronJohnson and Music/SamTaylorWood take this UpToEleven, at this time of editing they're 20 and 43 respectively, and have a child together to boot.
* Comedian Louis C.K. has stated his preference for "''women'' women" hardened by maturity and maternity, as opposed to "girls" who haven't experienced motherhood.
* The then 20-something Harry Hamlin met the then 40-something Ursula Andress on the set of the original ''ClashOfTheTitans'' and fathered her only son.
* Ashton Kutcher married Creator/DemiMoore. (Although, they did get divorced.)
* [[Wrestling/BrockLesnar Brock Lesnar's]] wife, Wrestling/{{Sable}}, is ten years his senior.
* Creator/WilliamShakespeare was 18 years old when he married a local woman named Anne, who was 26. For a young man to marry a reasonably older woman was in fact rather unorthodox. It may have helped that she was three months pregnant with his child when they got married.
* [[RomanceOnTheSet Dev Patel is dating Freida Pinto]], who is 5 and a half years older than him.
* HughJackman's wife and fellow actress Deborah is 13 years older than him.
* Scottish Actor JamesMcAvoy married Anne-Marie Duff when he was 27 and she was 36 while working together in the tv drama ''Shameless''.
* Chris Hemsworth of the {{Thor}} film married Spanish actress Elsa Pataky, who is 7 years his senior.
* Ralph Fiennes, born in 1962, left Alex Kingston, born in 1963, for Francesca Annis, born in 1945. [[{{Dune}} Bene Gesserit]] witchcraft !
* Justin Timberlake is about 8 years younger than his ex Cameron Diaz.
* Nick Cannon married MariahCarey, who is 10 years his senior.
* Dr. Reza Jarrahy husband of Geena Davis, 15 years older than him. They have three children.
* The late HeathLedger was 18 when he lost his virginity to then 36-year old ''Series/{{Roar}}'' co-star ElizabethPena, and later had relationships with HeatherGraham, who was 9 years older than him, and NaomiWatts, who was 11 years older.
* Naveen Andrews of ''Series/{{Lost}}''. He caused a minor scandal at the age of sixteen when he [[TeacherStudentRomance fell in love with and moved in with his math(s) teacher]]; they later had a son. He next had a long-term relationship with Barbara Hershey, 21 years his senior.
* Creator/BenjaminFranklin, who wrote [[http://www.swarthmore.edu/SocSci/bdorsey1/41docs/51-fra.html an essay extolling the virtues of older women as mistresses.]]
* Sam Kieth, comic book writer and artist and creator of TheMaxx, is about 20 years younger than his wife, whom he first met when he was 15.
* Tony Parker, a French professional basketball player, also ex-husband to Eva Longoria of the famed tv show ''DesperateHousewives'' to which he is her junior by 7 years.
* Japanese actor KenichiMatsuyama, best known for playing L in the live action adaptation of ''Manga/DeathNote'' is married to Koyuki Katō who is older than him by 8 years, not including the months.
* Voice actresses MegumiOgata and Creator/ChisaYokoyama are both married to guys like these. Ogata's husband is 13 years younger, Yokoyama's is 11 years her junior.
* Steven Strait is married to Lynn Collins, who is 9 years his senior.
* Harry Styles of OneDirection.
* Over the last several years, [=MILF=]/Cougar-themed pornography that features women who are in their 30s and 40s (or at least appear to be that old) has seen a steady increase in popularity, to the point where it's now one of the most popular categories of porn.
** Porn star Lisa Ann, who specializes in [=MILF=]/cougar porn, is currently the most searched-for porn star on the web.
* Country music star Marty Stuart met singer Connie Smith when he was 12 and she was 29. He promised himself that he would marry her someday, and he did.
* Music/NickJonas is dating Music/DeltaGoodrem, who is 7 years his senior.
* {{Shakira}} is married to Spanish footballer Gerard Piqué, 10 years her junior. Which is also an OlderThanTheyLook case, since they look approximately the same age. They also have a son together.
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