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Jul 7th 2016 at 8:50:32 PM •••

Cut, because this needs more proof than "Word of God said so" (the only "sources" I could find were other wikis):

Mar 18th 2015 at 5:01:39 AM •••

The following Zero Context Examples have been commented out on the page and copied to here. Please don't uncomment them or add them back to the page unless you add add enough information to show how they fit the trope (or in the first example, the work name).

Comic Books

  • This is subverted in a comic, which unfortunately has its title lost. The hero has a crush on a girl who is younger then him, agrees to a jailbait wait...and, when they meet again after she's 18...she's found someone, and plans to get married. He, however, waited for her.

Film

  • In Waiting, Monty.
  • Big ended with this possibility being mentioned.

Live Action TV

  • This describes part of the relationship between Jude and Tommy in Instant Star. Kind of ick.
  • There was a guy like this in the The Mentalist episode "Red Tide".

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Edited by Arivne
Aug 1st 2012 at 8:58:49 PM •••

The How I Met Your Mother example is actually a very good one since it points out the difference between legal boundaries and social ones: a thirty year old man sleeping with an eighteen year old is often seen as more acceptable than a seventeen year old partner would be. At least in the U.S.

Jun 2nd 2012 at 1:40:38 PM •••

Wanted to put this under real life example but there is none on the Main Page. My friend, who is a girl, has a chart for when she'll be of legal age because she's been dating her boyfriend for two years. And the chart marks every month for another (well, now it's a year) until she'll be sixteen and can legally have sex with her boyfriend.

Dec 2nd 2011 at 9:34:37 AM •••

Is there a related trope about waiting for, say, a patent to expire?

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Dec 2nd 2011 at 10:41:01 AM •••

No, we don't have a page on Thomas Edison's business practices.

Dec 2nd 2011 at 10:46:05 AM •••

Though it might be worth a trope. Take it to YKTTW.

Sen
Nov 28th 2010 at 8:31:27 AM •••

Stupid question: if you have a relationship where the two people involved are citizens of countries with different ages of consent, like say France and Brazil, which country's juristdiction takes precedence?

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Nov 28th 2010 at 9:13:43 AM •••

This is a stupid question, because TV tropes isn't the place to be asking it. To answer it though, it's always better to wait the few years until you're both of consent because if the case gets brought to court at all, even if you get off as not guilty, you'll still be out a ton of money and time for the trial.

Sen
Jan 21st 2011 at 8:13:53 AM •••

Well, it's more reliable than Yahoo Answers...

Mar 28th 2011 at 11:01:30 PM •••

I believe jurisdiction is based on location rather than citizenship in most cases, so it depends on where they are.

Jun 25th 2014 at 3:10:44 PM •••

It is juristiction. Thus is 15 year old Germans who are legally having sex at home can't have sex on holiday in Britain.

Mar 20th 2010 at 6:36:36 PM •••

Should also mention my larger edit. I cut out quite a bit of irrelevant info about specific age of consent laws both from the description and the examples and turned it into one statement at the top that in fiction it's always eighteen. It was pretty repetitive and largely off-topic.

Mar 20th 2010 at 6:28:47 PM •••

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