People respect transparency, and they can easily see through bullsh-t.
Also, it’s going to be difficult to keep lies going.
A 17 year old girl dating a 31 year old man may raise an eyebrow but a 31 year old woman dating a 45 year old man probably wouldn’t.
According to some, you can determine your appropriate dating age range by only dating someone who is within a fifth of your own age.
It can make you feel younger to date someone younger but it can also make you feel older and more conscious of your appearance.
As with all aspects of the dating process, stay flexible and keep an open mind.
It will, however, likely start to become more difficult when issues around retirement or health problems arise.