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"The only reason to wait a month for sex is if the girl's 17 years 11 months old."
Barney Stinson, How I Met Your Mother, "Zip, Zip, Zip"

An older character explicitly holds back from pursuing a younger character romantically/sexually until the latter reaches a specific (arbitrarily-established) age. The reason could be either to follow an established in-universe law or simply because the elder of the two wants to stick to a personal moral code.

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The delay is solely and explicitly because of the age of the younger character. The character making this decision is not necessarily influenced by an in-universe law. Because of the association between marriage and sex, choosing not to attempt marriage until the arbitrarily chosen age also qualifies as an example.

Examples often overlap with Age-Gap Romance (two characters in different stages of life, such as adolescence and adulthood), Old Man Marrying a Child (marriage between an elderly man and a very young girl) and Wife Husbandry (an older character is a guardian or parental figure who explicitly grooms the younger character for a later romantic relationship). Contrast Ephebophile (someone who doesn't necessarily wait for legal age) and Precocious Crush (a younger character is sexually/romantically attracted to an older character — usually a one-sided attraction).

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