Your quote about most guys 40-44 getting a damaged woman in the mid 30s and older couldnt be more spot on. That is the real reality for guys in that age range. I dont care how much a guy works out. His face is still gonna be old.I agree that the majority of 40-44 year old men are not going to be able to get sex and relationships from 20 something women. Most guys 40-44 will be diving through damaged goods women in the mid-30s and older and picking the least damaged one they can find.
Even an in-shape 40-44 year old man will not have it easy. He needs to be in-shape, have a great job, have solid possessions, and then he's got a fighting chance. Childless helps too. Most men 40-44 don't have what it takes to get with a much younger woman.