Main Likes Older Women Discussion

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01:58:18 PM Sep 15th 2016
Would Liara count, or at least play with the trope, considering she's at least a century old?
02:27:12 PM Jun 18th 2015
Why is real life examples allowed for this but not Mrs. Robinson?
10:42:13 PM Oct 29th 2014
Does a 5-year difference really count...?
10:10:04 PM Mar 26th 2013
Well then what IS the trope for liking older men?
06:43:24 PM Apr 24th 2013
The PlayingWith.Likes Older Women page explains that when it's a "she likes older men" it is a May–December Romance, which I originally did not think was gender specific.
07:50:31 PM Jul 25th 2013
I've seen the trope description for that trope, and that doesn't seem to be a good fit. Especially since it has some very specific criteria on it.
10:21:07 AM Jun 23rd 2014
It isn't a good fit for when it's a youngish girl with a preference for older men (even if she isn't specifically dating one), but not like could-be-her-father old.
09:24:42 PM Jun 23rd 2014
"Liking older men" isn't a trope in and of itself. Certain versions are tropes and can get their own page.
02:51:00 PM Jul 30th 2014
So if it isn't a trope, where should it go? Should we modify Likes Older Women into a Likes Older Lovers or something and split examples? The lack of a spear counterpart is really bothering me.
03:20:16 PM Jul 30th 2014
If it's not a trope, it doesn't need to go anywhere but the rubbish bin. Or into a YKTTW if you are willing to run one.
04:00:44 PM Jul 30th 2014
I didn't mean "not a trope" as it doesn't belong, but rather it doesn't need it's own page. I don't see why one is a trope that excludes the other because of something as insignificant as gender. It's a trope basically about someone wanting to date above their age range after all. But in the now locked rename thread a few comments mentioned they were too different but never elaborated.

Care to share some insight I'm missing?
01:42:40 AM Jul 31st 2014
Gender dynamics are a complicated thing. Many tropes play out in different ways if they are applied to the female gender than the male gender. That is why many tropes only allow examples concerning one gender.

Now, I am not privy on why this trope only applies to liking older women. Your best bet is to ask here.
05:10:29 PM Feb 14th 2012
03:33:34 AM Feb 14th 2012
So, is the "does not actually like younger women" a mandatory requirement? I could've sworn that I've across several characters with a preference for older women that would not mind settling for a same/younger-aged girl if they cannot get what they want.
04:47:01 AM Apr 21st 2012
edited by funnguns
He doesn't have to dislike younger women, what matter is that he is either implied to have or directly showing preference for older women over the younger ones.
12:30:41 AM Feb 5th 2012
They changed the trope title? asdfkfjljas;ldkfjalkdjflFUUUUUUUUUU-!!!!!!
01:12:09 AM Feb 5th 2012
07:28:25 PM Apr 4th 2012
Yup. Slippery Slope Fallacy my lily-white ass.
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