Older dating younger women
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."At one point, I tutored Chris and remember being impressed at how witty this kid was, how capable, and what a good writer he was," says Woolston."Later, we had an assignment where we were both the graders for one teacher, and that was spectacularly fun.They taught me a lot about being comfortable with who I was." Now a jewelry designer in Las Vegas, the 63-year-old Stanton recalls, "I swore I'd never stick with a man who hadn't grown up with the feminist revolution.I liked men who appreciated my talent and my brain," and didn't insist that she be skinny. Since then she has had several lengthy relationships -- including another marriage -- to men between seven and 17 years younger.It wasn't that we weren't attracted to each other, but we weren't thinking about that.We just enjoyed each other's company a great deal." They developed a strong relationship as colleagues, she says.
Women dating younger men said they appreciated the strength, humor, openness, youth, and passion of their partners. Stanton believes that although some of the attraction may be predicated on the mystique of the older woman, her appeal to younger men was based not just on chemistry but on "the luxury of having a finished person.They had two children, but before long she realized her traditional marriage was killing her soul.To Stanton's dismay, her husband seemed threatened by her intelligence and high spirits, as well as her singing career."He would denigrate me by saying I might have had brain smarts but didn't have a lick of common sense," says Stanton."He said I was so subject to flattery, anyone could buy me with a candy bar. And whenever I had a performance, he refused to support me by even being there." Then came feminism.