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** Later on, ''[[http://egscomics.com/comic/tlod-016 The Legend Of Diane]]'' clarified that this was how the titular character's serial dating got started, before eventually going from "maybe ''this'' one will be ''the'' one" to "we're all just kids hanging out and having fun" and finally [[MotiveDecay to "boys are for buying me stuff"]].


Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places differs from TheCasanova in that the Casanova is a predator indulging his desires and sating himself with his conquests, while Looking For Love is desperately searching for someone who respects and cares for them. This does not mean that Looking For Love is necessarily clingy or "wimpy"; they can appear to be as aggressive and self-centered as TheCasanova, and the two can easily overlap.

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Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places differs from TheCasanova in that the Casanova is a predator indulging his desires and sating himself with his conquests, conquests while Looking For Love is desperately searching for someone who respects and cares for them. This does not mean that Looking For Love is necessarily clingy or "wimpy"; they can appear to be as aggressive and self-centered as TheCasanova, and the two can easily overlap.



* In ''Manga/AnatoliaStory'', [[HandsomeLech Prince Kail]] has had ''many'' relationships with women, however none have been long-lasting. He has vowed to only take one legal wife, and since he's all but assured to be the next king, he wants to make sure that wife has the [[NiceGuy goodness]], [[TheSmartGuy intelligence]], and [[PluckyGirl inner strength]] to handle holding the second-most powerful position in the kingdom. [[spoiler:At one point, Princess Guzel tells Yuri that Kail never actually fell asleep with any of the women he slept with, herself included, implicitly because he wasn't able to let down his guard enough]]; therefore, the fact that [[spoiler: Kail is willing to sleep with Yuri in ''both'' senses (as in, have sex with her and stay the night) is a HUGE sign that [[LadykillerInLove she has the qualities he's been looking for]].]]

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* In ''Manga/AnatoliaStory'', [[HandsomeLech Prince Kail]] has had ''many'' relationships with women, however however, none have been long-lasting. He has vowed to only take one legal wife, and since he's all but assured to be the next king, he wants to make sure that wife has the [[NiceGuy goodness]], [[TheSmartGuy intelligence]], and [[PluckyGirl inner strength]] to handle holding the second-most powerful position in the kingdom. [[spoiler:At one point, Princess Guzel tells Yuri that Kail never actually fell asleep with any of the women he slept with, herself included, implicitly because he wasn't able to let down his guard enough]]; therefore, the fact that [[spoiler: Kail is willing to sleep with Yuri in ''both'' senses (as in, have sex with her and stay the night) is a HUGE sign that [[LadykillerInLove she has the qualities he's been looking for]].]]



* ''Manga/TheWallflower'': Main character Sunako's aunt. Most every time one of her relationships is the main plot, it won't end up working out. She managed to find and marry a good man, her 'darling', in her backstory, but unfortunately he passed away. It's noted she was lucky to find him, given she has no judgment when it comes to men.

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* ''Manga/TheWallflower'': Main character Sunako's aunt. Most every time one of her relationships is the main plot, it won't end up working out. She managed to find and marry a good man, her 'darling', in her backstory, but unfortunately unfortunately, he passed away. It's noted she was lucky to find him, given she has no judgment when it comes to men.



* In ''Literature/ApparatusInfernum'', Mikani has a long list of ex-girlfriends, none of whom lasted very long and almost all of whom are now on bad terms with him. His developing relationship with Ritsuko is a break from the pattern, and is considerably more solid even though it hasn't actually gone nearly as far.

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* In ''Literature/ApparatusInfernum'', Mikani has a long list of ex-girlfriends, none of whom lasted very long and almost all of whom are now on bad terms with him. His developing relationship with Ritsuko is a break from the pattern, pattern and is considerably more solid even though it hasn't actually gone nearly as far.



* Jimmy of ''Literature/OryxAndCrake'' clearly thinks of himself as this. As we find out in the companion novel ''Literature/TheYearOfTheFlood'', his lovers see him as more TheCasanova.

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* Jimmy of ''Literature/OryxAndCrake'' clearly thinks of himself as like this. As we find out in the companion novel ''Literature/TheYearOfTheFlood'', his lovers see him as more TheCasanova.



** Series BigBad Joe Carrol falls under this in the first season when he honestly thinks he can convince his perfectly sane and normal wife Claire Matthews to reconcile their marriage after he is exposed as a SerialKiller, starts a murderous cult, plants cultist Emma Hill (herself an example as she ''also'' is attracted to Joe) as babysitter for their son Joey, has Emma ''kidnap'' Joey, and goes so far as to have another cultist murder women with Claire's ''name'' to get to her. Needless to say, he's delusional, and by the end they are trying to kill each other.

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** Series BigBad Joe Carrol falls under this in the first season when he honestly thinks he can convince his perfectly sane and normal wife Claire Matthews to reconcile their marriage after he is exposed as a SerialKiller, starts a murderous cult, plants cultist Emma Hill (herself an example as she ''also'' is attracted to Joe) as babysitter for their son Joey, has Emma ''kidnap'' Joey, and goes so far as to have another cultist murder women with Claire's ''name'' to get to her. Needless to say, he's delusional, and by the end end, they are trying to kill each other.



* ''Series/{{Friends}}'': Chandler and Monica. Chandler tries humiliating hook ups that never fufill him, or committing to women who cheat on him. Monica dates her [[MayDecemberRomance parents' best friend]], a millionaire and several jerks. They finally realize the love of their life is living across the hall and end up HappilyMarried. Jeez, it wasn't like they had to look far.

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* ''Series/{{Friends}}'': Chandler and Monica. Chandler tries humiliating hook ups hookups that never fufill him, fulfill him or committing to women who cheat on him. Monica dates her [[MayDecemberRomance parents' best friend]], a millionaire and several jerks. They finally realize the love of their life is living across the hall and end up HappilyMarried. Jeez, it wasn't like they had to look far.



* Ted from ''Series/HowIMetYourMother''. Especially for the viewer, who already knows where he'll find his true love. Robin herself points this out to Ted. He chased her when he knew she was the wrong woman for Ted (didn't want kids, apprehensive of marriage, etc) and continued to harbor feelings for her even after their amicable breakup. He pursued Stella who was still in love with the father of her child. He went after Zoey who was married at the time and actively trying to destroy his career. His poor judgement gets called on several times by other characters.

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* Ted from ''Series/HowIMetYourMother''. Especially for the viewer, who already knows where he'll find his true love. Robin herself points this out to Ted. He chased her when he knew she was the wrong woman for Ted (didn't want kids, apprehensive of marriage, etc) and continued to harbor feelings for her even after their amicable breakup. He pursued Stella who was still in love with the father of her child. He went after Zoey who was married at the time and actively trying to destroy his career. His poor judgement judgment gets called on several times by other characters.



* With ''Series/TheLWord'''s Shane, it seems to be a toss-up between this and a benign lesbian TheCasanova, considering her 1000+ sexual conquests, propensity for one night stands, almost supernatural talent at seduction (e.g. while working at a wedding, managing to have sex with the mother and both sisters of the bride), compulsive cheating, and trail of broken hearts. The thing is, though, she's portrayed as an extremely caring person who gets laid so easily in part because of her empathy, and has genuinely fallen in love a few times, only to inevitably sabotage those relationships with her impulsiveness and pathological commitment issues. Her [[DisappearedDad long-lost deadbeat dad]] gives her behavior a FreudianExcuse as well as a hint of InTheBlood when she finally meets him and learns that he's a huge womanizer too.

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* With ''Series/TheLWord'''s Shane, it seems to be a toss-up between this and a benign lesbian TheCasanova, considering her 1000+ sexual conquests, propensity for one night stands, almost supernatural talent at seduction (e.g. while working at a wedding, managing to have sex with the mother and both sisters of the bride), compulsive cheating, and trail of broken hearts. The thing is, though, she's portrayed as an extremely caring person who gets laid so easily in part because of her empathy, empathy and has genuinely fallen in love a few times, only to inevitably sabotage those relationships with her impulsiveness and pathological commitment issues. Her [[DisappearedDad long-lost deadbeat dad]] gives her behavior a FreudianExcuse as well as a hint of InTheBlood when she finally meets him and learns that he's a huge womanizer too.



* The Survivor song "The Search Is Over" is about this trope. At the end, the guy realizes that the perfect girl for him has been there [[ChildhoodFriendRomance all along]].

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* The Survivor song "The Search Is Over" is about this trope. At In the end, the guy realizes that the perfect girl for him has been there [[ChildhoodFriendRomance all along]].



* The entire ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry'' series is like this, with the second game even being subtitled "Goes Looking for Love (in Several Wrong Places)". In the first game Larry is just out to lose his virginity, but once he does so he finds it hollow realizes that what he really wants is love. As a result, each game in the series tends to have Larry pursuing every woman in sight in the hopes of finding Miss Right, only discovering her at the very end of the game...[[StatusQuoIsGod and then she dumps him at the start of the very next game]]. While Larry did find his perfect match in Passionate Patti, she [[BrotherChuck disappeared from the series]] with little explanation after ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry5PassionatePattiDoesALittleUndercoverWork''.

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* The entire ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry'' series is like this, with the second game even being subtitled "Goes Looking for Love (in Several Wrong Places)". In the first game game, Larry is just out to lose his virginity, but once he does so he finds it hollow realizes that what he really wants is love. As a result, each game in the series tends to have Larry pursuing every woman in sight in the hopes of finding Miss Right, only discovering her at the very end of the game...[[StatusQuoIsGod and then she dumps him at the start of the very next game]]. While Larry did find his perfect match in Passionate Patti, she [[BrotherChuck disappeared from the series]] with little explanation after ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry5PassionatePattiDoesALittleUndercoverWork''.

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* Yuka Kunimoto of ''Manga/RandomWalk'' has changed boyfriends three times over three volumes (five if you count her middle school exploits), and aside from the first one (whom she's now [[AmicableExes good friends]] with) and the final one (whom she's still together with), they all left her for a different girl.


* ''Literature/AuroraCycle'': Scarlett Jones has at ''least'' 48 ex-boyfriends. Each one mentioned is also mentioned with a pro and a con, the latter being indicated as the reason why she dumped that particular individual.

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* ''Literature/AuroraCycle'': Scarlett Jones has at ''least'' 48 ex-boyfriends. Each one mentioned is also mentioned with a pro and a con, the latter being indicated as the reason why she dumped that particular individual.ex.


A variation on this trope is the unlucky variation of SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan; the character ([[AlwaysFemale nearly always a woman]]) who is permanently on the lookout for Mr. (or, more rarely, Ms.) Right. Whilst she might settle for Mr. Right Now if things are particularly bleak on that front, she'll go into every relationship convinced that "this is The One!" -- however, unfortunately for her every relationship she engages in will result in {{hilarity ensu|es}}ing as every single man she dates either turns out to be a RomanticFalseLead, [[MinorFlawMajorBreakup has some small imperfection]] or otherwise turns out to be a [[BastardBoyfriend complete jerk]], thus leaving her right back where she started. It's often a complete waste of time anyway, since a bit of close self-examination would probably reveal -- [[ObliviousToLove much to her shock]] -- that she's in love with TheHero anyway.

See also CasanovaWannabe -- the two character types complement each other. Compare LadykillerInLove.

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A variation on this trope is the unlucky variation of SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan; the character ([[AlwaysFemale nearly always a woman]]) who is permanently on the lookout for Mr. (or, more rarely, Ms.) Right. Whilst she might settle for Mr. Right Now if things are particularly bleak on that front, she'll go into every relationship convinced that "this is The One!" -- however, unfortunately for her every relationship she engages in will result in {{hilarity ensu|es}}ing as every single man she dates either turns out to be a RomanticFalseLead, [[MinorFlawMajorBreakup has some small imperfection]] or otherwise turns out to be a [[BastardBoyfriend complete jerk]], thus leaving her right back where she started. It's often a complete waste of time anyway, since a bit of close self-examination would probably reveal -- [[ObliviousToLove much to her shock]] -- that she's in love with TheHero anyway.

See also CasanovaWannabe -- the two character types complement each other. Compare LadykillerInLove.



* ''Anime/HowlsMovingCastle'': While the Miyazaki adaptation doesn't play up Howl's TheCasanova tendencies quite as much as in the book, it's more heavily implied that [[spoiler:his inability to take things like romance seriously is because he removed his heart as a child, and it was thus never able to grow and mature]].



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* Joseph Gordon-Levitt's character in ''Film/FiveHundredDaysOfSummer''.
* Diane Keaton's character in ''Film/LookingForMrGoodbar'', which is BasedOnATrueStory.
* In ''Film/SinTakesAHoliday'', Stanton doesn't want to be held down by any woman, and [[MakesSenseInContext even gets married to escape]] a crazy girl.
* After being dumped by his girlfriend of seven years, Peter from ''Film/ForgettingSarahMarshall'' has a series of meaningless one night stands in an effort to get over his ex.

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* Diane Keaton's character in ''Film/LookingForMrGoodbar'', which is BasedOnATrueStory.
* In ''Film/SinTakesAHoliday'', Stanton
''Anime/HowlsMovingCastle'': While the Miyazaki adaptation doesn't want play up Howl's TheCasanova tendencies quite as much as in the book, it's more heavily implied that [[spoiler:his inability to be held down by any woman, take things like romance seriously is because he removed his heart as a child, and [[MakesSenseInContext even gets married it was thus never able to escape]] a crazy girl.
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%%* Joseph Gordon-Levitt's character in ''Film/FiveHundredDaysOfSummer''.
* After being dumped by his girlfriend of seven years, Peter from ''Film/ForgettingSarahMarshall'' has a series of meaningless one night stands in an effort to get over his ex.
%%* Diane Keaton's character in ''Film/LookingForMrGoodbar'', which is BasedOnATrueStory.
* In ''Film/SinTakesAHoliday'', Stanton doesn't want to be held down by any woman, and [[MakesSenseInContext even gets married to escape]] a crazy girl.
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* Diana Gabaldon's ''Literature/{{Outlander}}'': Lord John. [[TheWoobie The author just won't leave this man alone.]]
** Lord John gets his own series, and ''still'' he doesn't find a lasting relationship.

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* Diana Gabaldon's ''Literature/{{Outlander}}'': Lord John. [[TheWoobie The author just won't leave this man alone.]]
** Lord John gets his own series,
In ''Literature/ApparatusInfernum'', Mikani has a long list of ex-girlfriends, none of whom lasted very long and ''still'' he doesn't find almost all of whom are now on bad terms with him. His developing relationship with Ritsuko is a lasting relationship.break from the pattern, and is considerably more solid even though it hasn't actually gone nearly as far.
* ''Literature/AuroraCycle'': Scarlett Jones has at ''least'' 48 ex-boyfriends. Each one mentioned is also mentioned with a pro and a con, the latter being indicated as the reason why she dumped that particular individual.



* Diana Gabaldon's ''Literature/{{Outlander}}'': Lord John. [[TheWoobie The author just won't leave this man alone.]]
** Lord John gets his own series, and ''still'' he doesn't find a lasting relationship.



* In ''Literature/ApparatusInfernum'', Mikani has a long list of ex-girlfriends, none of whom lasted very long and almost all of whom are now on bad terms with him. His developing relationship with Ritsuko is a break from the pattern, and is considerably more solid even though it hasn't actually gone nearly as far.



* Dan Fielding from "Series/NightCourt", whose TheCasanova reputation was revealed to be a desperate desire not to die alone.

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* Dan Fielding from "Series/NightCourt", ''Series/NightCourt'', whose TheCasanova reputation was revealed to be a desperate desire not to die alone.



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* Ophira Eisenberg's memoir ''Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamy'' recounts her efforts to, in her words, "build her own perfect Frankenmate" from her experiences "traveling from futon to futon and gathering data" until she met [[TrueLoveIsExceptional a man who wanted marriage and monogamy]].


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* Martin Tupper of ''Series/DreamOn'', who went through woman after woman in a effort to replace his true love, his ex-wife, Lilith. (It should be noted that many fans of the show found Martin and Lilith's [[LastMinuteHookup final season reconciliation]] to be the show's SharkJump moment.)

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* Martin Tupper of ''Series/DreamOn'', who went through woman after woman in a an effort to replace his true love, his ex-wife, Lilith. (It should be noted that many fans of the show found Martin and Lilith's [[LastMinuteHookup final season reconciliation]] to be the show's SharkJump moment.)Lilith.

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* ''ComicBook/UltimateVision'': Of all the women Sam could have fallen in love with, did he had to do it with a female alien robot?


A variation on this trope is the unlucky variation of SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan; the character ([[AlwaysFemale nearly always a woman]]) who is permanently on the lookout for Mr. (or, more rarely, Ms.) Right. Whilst she might settle for Mr. Right Now if things are particularly bleak on that front, she'll go into every relationship convinced that "this is The One!" -- however, unfortunately for her every relationship she engages in will result in [[HilarityEnsues hilarity ensuing]] as every single man she dates either turns out to be a RomanticFalseLead, [[MinorFlawMajorBreakup has some small imperfection]] or otherwise turns out to be a [[BastardBoyfriend complete jerk]], thus leaving her right back where she started. It's often a complete waste of time anyway, since a bit of close self-examination would probably reveal -- [[ObliviousToLove much to her shock]] -- that she's in love with TheHero anyway.

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A variation on this trope is the unlucky variation of SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan; the character ([[AlwaysFemale nearly always a woman]]) who is permanently on the lookout for Mr. (or, more rarely, Ms.) Right. Whilst she might settle for Mr. Right Now if things are particularly bleak on that front, she'll go into every relationship convinced that "this is The One!" -- however, unfortunately for her every relationship she engages in will result in [[HilarityEnsues hilarity ensuing]] {{hilarity ensu|es}}ing as every single man she dates either turns out to be a RomanticFalseLead, [[MinorFlawMajorBreakup has some small imperfection]] or otherwise turns out to be a [[BastardBoyfriend complete jerk]], thus leaving her right back where she started. It's often a complete waste of time anyway, since a bit of close self-examination would probably reveal -- [[ObliviousToLove much to her shock]] -- that she's in love with TheHero anyway.



* In ''Manga/AnatoliaStory'', [[HandsomeLech Prince Kail]] has had ''many'' relationships with women, however none have been long-lasting. He has vowed to only take one legal wife, and since he's all but assured to be the next king, he wants to make sure that wife has the [[NiceGirl goodness]], [[TheSmartGirl intelligence]], and [[PluckyGirl inner strength]] to handle holding the second-most powerful position in the kingdom. [[spoiler:At one point, Princess Guzel tells Yuri that Kail never actually fell asleep with any of the women he slept with, herself included, implicitly because he wasn't able to let down his guard enough]]; therefore, the fact that [[spoiler: Kail is willing to sleep with Yuri in ''both'' senses (as in, have sex with her and stay the night) is a HUGE sign that [[LadykillerInLove she has the qualities he's been looking for]].]]

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* In ''Manga/AnatoliaStory'', [[HandsomeLech Prince Kail]] has had ''many'' relationships with women, however none have been long-lasting. He has vowed to only take one legal wife, and since he's all but assured to be the next king, he wants to make sure that wife has the [[NiceGirl [[NiceGuy goodness]], [[TheSmartGirl [[TheSmartGuy intelligence]], and [[PluckyGirl inner strength]] to handle holding the second-most powerful position in the kingdom. [[spoiler:At one point, Princess Guzel tells Yuri that Kail never actually fell asleep with any of the women he slept with, herself included, implicitly because he wasn't able to let down his guard enough]]; therefore, the fact that [[spoiler: Kail is willing to sleep with Yuri in ''both'' senses (as in, have sex with her and stay the night) is a HUGE sign that [[LadykillerInLove she has the qualities he's been looking for]].]]



* ''Anime/HowlsMovingCastle'': While the Miyazaki adaptation doesn't play up Howl's TheCasanova tendencies quite as much as in the book, it's more heavily implied that [[spoiler:his inability to take things like romance seriously is because he removed his heart as a child, and it was thus never able to grow and mature.]]

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* ''Anime/HowlsMovingCastle'': While the Miyazaki adaptation doesn't play up Howl's TheCasanova tendencies quite as much as in the book, it's more heavily implied that [[spoiler:his inability to take things like romance seriously is because he removed his heart as a child, and it was thus never able to grow and mature.]]mature]].



* Howl of Diana Wynne Jones' ''Literature/HowlsMovingCastle'', who thinks he's in love but loses interest as soon as the girl begins to reciprocate. It's implied that he cannot genuinely love anyone due to [[spoiler:having given up his heart in a DealWithTheDevil.]] Despite this, he remains a sympathetic character. [[spoiler:And gets better.]]

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* Howl of Diana Wynne Jones' ''Literature/HowlsMovingCastle'', who thinks he's in love but loses interest as soon as the girl begins to reciprocate. It's implied that he cannot genuinely love anyone due to [[spoiler:having given up his heart in a DealWithTheDevil.]] DealWithTheDevil]]. Despite this, he remains a sympathetic character. [[spoiler:And gets better.]]



* ''Series/{{Friends}}'': Chandler and Monica. Chandler tries humiliating hook ups that never fufill him, or committing to women who cheat on him. Monica dates her [[{{MayDecemberRomance}} parents best friend]], a millionaire and several jerks. They finally realize the love of their life is living across the hall and end up HappilyMarried. Jeez, it wasn't like they had to look far.

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* ''Series/{{Friends}}'': Chandler and Monica. Chandler tries humiliating hook ups that never fufill him, or committing to women who cheat on him. Monica dates her [[{{MayDecemberRomance}} parents [[MayDecemberRomance parents' best friend]], a millionaire and several jerks. They finally realize the love of their life is living across the hall and end up HappilyMarried. Jeez, it wasn't like they had to look far.



%%** Also [[TheCasanova Barney.]]

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* Dan Fielding from "Series/NightCourt", whose [[TheCasanova]] reputation was revealed to be a desperate desire not to die alone.

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* Dan Fielding from "Series/NightCourt", whose [[TheCasanova]] TheCasanova reputation was revealed to be a desperate desire not to die alone.



* The Survivor song "The Search Is Over" is about this trope. At the end, the guy realizes that the perfect girl for him has been there [[VictoriousChildhoodFriend all along]]
* "Save the Best for Last", performed by Vanessa Williams, tells a similar story from the viewpoint of the one who's always been there for the searcher.

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* The Survivor song "The Search Is Over" is about this trope. At the end, the guy realizes that the perfect girl for him has been there [[VictoriousChildhoodFriend [[ChildhoodFriendRomance all along]]
along]].
* "Save the Best for Last", performed by Vanessa Williams, Music/VanessaWilliams, tells a similar story from the viewpoint of the one who's always been there for the searcher.



* P.O.D.'s "Youth of the Nation" mentions a twelve-year-old girl named Suzie who falls into the wrong crowd:

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* The entire ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry'' series is like this, with the second game even being subtitled "Goes Looking for Love (in Several Wrong Places)". In the first game Larry is just out to [[AManIsNotAVirgin lose his virginity]], but once he does so he finds it hollow realizes that what he really wants is love. As a result, each game in the series tends to have Larry pursuing every woman in sight in the hopes of finding Miss Right, only discovering her at the very end of the game...[[StatusQuoIsGod and then she dumps him at the start of the very next game]]. While Larry did find his perfect match in Passionate Patti, she [[BrotherChuck disappeared from the series]] with little explanation after ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry5PassionatePattiDoesALittleUndercoverWork''.

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* The entire ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry'' series is like this, with the second game even being subtitled "Goes Looking for Love (in Several Wrong Places)". In the first game Larry is just out to [[AManIsNotAVirgin lose his virginity]], virginity, but once he does so he finds it hollow realizes that what he really wants is love. As a result, each game in the series tends to have Larry pursuing every woman in sight in the hopes of finding Miss Right, only discovering her at the very end of the game...[[StatusQuoIsGod and then she dumps him at the start of the very next game]]. While Larry did find his perfect match in Passionate Patti, she [[BrotherChuck disappeared from the series]] with little explanation after ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry5PassionatePattiDoesALittleUndercoverWork''.


[[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] MakingLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces or the second ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry'' game. Though if the character likes to have public sex, it may overlap.

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[[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] MakingLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces or the second ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry'' game.''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry2LookingForLoveInSeveralWrongPlaces''. Though if the character likes to have public sex, it may overlap.



* The entire ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry'' series is like this, with the second game even being subtitled "Goes Looking for Love (in Several Wrong Places)". In the first game Larry is just out to [[AManIsNotAVirgin lose his virginity]], but once he does so he finds it hollow realizes that what he really wants is love. As a result, each game in the series tends to have Larry pursuing every woman in sight in the hopes of finding Miss Right, only discovering her at the very end of the game...[[StatusQuoIsGod and then she dumps him at the start of the very next game]]. While Larry did find his perfect match in Passionate Patty, she [[BrotherChuck disappeared from the series]] with little explanation after ''LSL 5''.

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* The entire ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry'' series is like this, with the second game even being subtitled "Goes Looking for Love (in Several Wrong Places)". In the first game Larry is just out to [[AManIsNotAVirgin lose his virginity]], but once he does so he finds it hollow realizes that what he really wants is love. As a result, each game in the series tends to have Larry pursuing every woman in sight in the hopes of finding Miss Right, only discovering her at the very end of the game...[[StatusQuoIsGod and then she dumps him at the start of the very next game]]. While Larry did find his perfect match in Passionate Patty, Patti, she [[BrotherChuck disappeared from the series]] with little explanation after ''LSL 5''.''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry5PassionatePattiDoesALittleUndercoverWork''.


* The second installment in the ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry'' series is subtitled "Goes Looking for Love (in Several Wrong Places)" and involves Larry searching for a fulfilling relationship. This also applies to the first game: At the start he's just looking to lose his virginity, but later on he starts looking for actual commitment and, in his desperate search, even gets married. Though, of course, he only stays married for about ten minutes.

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* The second installment in the entire ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry'' series is like this, with the second game even being subtitled "Goes Looking for Love (in Several Wrong Places)" and involves Larry searching for a fulfilling relationship. This also applies to Places)". In the first game: At game Larry is just out to [[AManIsNotAVirgin lose his virginity]], but once he does so he finds it hollow realizes that what he really wants is love. As a result, each game in the series tends to have Larry pursuing every woman in sight in the hopes of finding Miss Right, only discovering her at the very end of the game...[[StatusQuoIsGod and then she dumps him at the start he's just looking to lose of the very next game]]. While Larry did find his virginity, but later on he starts looking for actual commitment and, perfect match in his desperate search, even gets married. Though, of course, he only stays married for about ten minutes.Passionate Patty, she [[BrotherChuck disappeared from the series]] with little explanation after ''LSL 5''.


* The trope comes from the classic early 80's country hit "Lookin' for Love" by Johnny Lee.

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* The trope {{trope name|rs}} comes from the classic early 80's '80s country hit "Lookin' for Love" by Johnny Lee.


-->-- '''Johnny Lee''', "Looking for Love"

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