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.
With me they got great cooking, a settled home, and a bonding of souls who had so many common interests," not the least of which was rock and roll.
Whether this kind of romance leads to a happy marriage, of course, may depend on luck or destiny.
Robin Stanton supposes her appreciation for younger men was honed during the feminist revolution.
Growing up in Ohio in the 1950s, she married her high school sweetheart at age 22.
"They were much more comfortable with their own sexuality," she says.