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Older women dating a younger man

It's not what you think -- the stamina or "re-boot" ability of the younger male.

Braving "robbing the cradle" jokes, almost one-third of women between ages 40 and 69 are dating younger men (defined as 10 or more years younger).

According to a recent AARP poll, one-sixth of women in their 50s, in fact, prefer men in their 40s.

She works out a lot by her own admission (and judging by her track record in this department) and often meets partners at the gym, not the bars.

This contradicts the stereotype that all men are focused on finding a youthful partner, as these singles indicate a preference for a partner three to six years older than themselves.

Pretty promising material out there Winter is upbeat about the younger generations. "All they can do to get a woman is dangle their Porsche keys." As you peel back the decades, though, the men get "cooler," she says. One columnist suggested that these men hie themselves back to the reproductive pool or else birth rates would sag.

"Saying this is just one more "should," Elliott says.

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