Much of this stability comes from the fact that he is old enough to be established in his career.
"The husband walks over and the wife stands there glaring," says Latorre.
While a younger woman may end up being the caretaker of her older husband, the relationship may have begun with the premise that an older, more financially successful man will provide status, safety, and security for a young woman.
Christopher Zuckowski, 48, a federal employee in Maryland, has no problem with this.
"She promised him she'd never want children," reports Rubin.
"Well, he became a father at 82." Because of heart trouble, he's not able to help much with the child, who is now 3.