Here's to You, Mrs. Robinson

No pains. No Viagra. No excuses. Why older women date younger men

She may be 71, but Elaine Richert hardly acts like an old woman. She's a yoga teacher at a Casper, Wyo., fitness center who packs her free time with cross-country skiing, hiking, volunteering for the symphony, organizing local fairs and honky-tonk dancing. In 1999, with two divorces behind her, she was looking for a boyfriend who could keep pace with her hectic schedule. She finally found someone--and he's 20 years her junior.

We have long since grown accustomed to gray-haired men dating younger women, but the reverse was once taboo--think of the comedic value of Mrs. Robinson seducing Benjamin in The...

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