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Harem Seeker
You gotta admit, his logic is pretty sound.

"Two girlfriends will only end up fighting with each other, but twenty girlfriends will become competitive, and the target of their rage will be directed toward each other, not me. Always works for me."

Someone who actively seeks multiple love interests, the more the better, and usually makes no secret of it. Often used as a twist on the Unwanted Harem concept.


Examples:

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     Anime and Manga  

    Fan Fic 
  • In the Naruto Fan Fic Yet Again with a little extra help, Ino briefly considers this during the third part of the Chunin Exams in a Crowning Moment of Funny. She ultimately discards the idea and enters a happy relationship with Chouji.

     Literature  

  • Anita Blake: In the later novels, the main force driving the plot is Anita's need to add more men to her harem.
  • Wei Xiaobao of the Jin Yong novel The Deer and the Cauldron.

     Live Action TV  

     Music  

     Theatre  
  • Launcelot Gobbo from The Merchant of Venice. "...here's a small trifle of wives; alas, fifteen wives is nothing! A 'leven widows and nine maids is a simple coming-in for one man..."

     Video Games  
  • Any game that gives you a choice of Romance Sidequests and lets you pursue them all at the same time. Especially if there are cumulative tangible bonuses to keeping each relationship active.
  • DLC character Red from Hyperdimension Neptunia wants a lot of wifeys. IF becomes her first one (much to her surprise) and she's downright giddy when she learns the party is all-females.
  • Tink in the Tink ending of Disgaea 2. Being the Butt Monkey he is, he gets the crap beat out of him.
  • The player character (if male) can flirt with Elanee, Neeshka, and Shandra all at once in Neverwinter Nights 2. And then end up settling down with Safiya at the end of the expansion.
  • Make a team of all females as the male main character in Persona3 Portable and Yukari will accuse you of being this.
  • Taiga in Duel Savior Destiny basically accepts the role of trying to be the world's savior because he thinks it will make him even more popular with girls. The final route even has him pursuing this rather successfully.
  • Rance isn't happy til he has...pretty much every beautiful woman in existence, only making exceptions to things that could kill him instantly (and that doesn't always stop him). The (current) harem he has is too large to list.

     Webcomics  

  • Rod from Out There is rarely seen not hitting on Miriam, Araceli, Sherry, or some other nameless female who works in his office. He's successful far more often than he deserves to be.

     Real Life 

  • Some practitioners of Polyamory. (Not all.)
  • The mating habits of polygynous animals are basically like this; males will seek to mate with as many females as they can, with the strongest, most virile male often getting the most females. This ensures to the females that their offspring will be strong enough to survive to adulthood. Examples of animals that have this mating behavior include seals, certain birds and even prehistoric pterosaurs. The opposite extreme, polyandry, also exists, though it's rarer in nature. Phalaropes (a type of bird that is basically nature's answer to the Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy trope) are an example of polyandry.


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