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Is finding a partner harder for over 40s?

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Single men in their 40s are in such demand that they suffer from a "hotness delusion syndrome", a demographer claims.

Their rarity compared to women of the same age means they still receive lots of attention - leading to a delusion about their sex appeal, KPMG demographer Bernard Salt said.

He said at age 44, there were 15 per cent fewer available males than females in Australia.

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