"Long-distance couples try harder than geographically close...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.

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We should marry people within two years of our age.

"Choose someone who is your voltage type -- has the same level of intensity about life.

If the voltages are different, one becomes the pursuer and one the distancer.

This can create pain." Voltages are not a factor of age, she says.

"What you don't want," she explains, "is one partner wanting to go out, the other stay in; one willing to talk, the other wanting space (and silence to enjoy it)." Susan Winter is co-author, with Felicia Brings, of Older Women, Younger Men: New Options for Love and Romance.

She has been in several relationships with men up to 20 years younger than herself.

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.

Winter tells Web MD that she and her co-author interviewed more than 200 couples for their book.

By Jenn Sturiale Surprising the heck out of pretty much everyone, "absence makes the heart grow fonder" has been scientifically proven to be true -- but not for the reason our grandmas may have believed.

According to a recent study, all that time long-distance couples spend IMing, texting, video chatting and emailing really does help them forge a stronger connection.

Partners who live in the same place could learn a thing or two, in fact.