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Kardashian likes dating an older man
Kim Kardashian (L) and Kanye West. Picture: Noel Vasquez/Getty Images.

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian is enjoying her romance with Kanye West as the rapper is the first boyfriend she has dated who's older than her.

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star has romanced younger men including singer Ray J and sports stars Miles Austin and Reggie Bush, and her estranged husband Kris Humphries is five years her junior.

But the 31-year-old socialite admits one of the reasons she's attracted to 35-year-old West is his age.

"Before, all my boyfriends were younger. I always dated five years younger. Now I just love that I'm with someone that's a couple (of) years older than me," she told Oprah Winfrey.

Kardashian also insists she's "totally growing up" since dating the hip-hop star, and moving on following her 72-day marriage to basketball ace Humphries.

"It's like how (my sister) Kourtney had this epiphany when she had her baby and she changed into a different person, I feel like I've had an epiphany over the last year. For what I've been through... I am that changed person, just from my own experiences," she said.