Much older women dating younger men
"They were much more comfortable with their own sexuality," she says.
"And they seemed to love a smart woman who understood sports and classical music." A trend on the upswing Stanton was apparently on the leading edge of what experts say is a new trend: older women dating younger men.
In a step that was unusual at the time, Stanton sought a divorce, then went to graduate school in journalism.
She began as a general assignment arts writer and a rock and film critic, and soon became a daily television columnist.
Although older men dating younger women has long been socially acceptable (or at least commonplace in many cities), older women are now dating younger men in record numbers.