Man wants to legally reduce age to boost dating prospects
A Dutchman, Emile Ratelband, 69, has launched a legal battle to force his local council to reduce his age so that he can go back to work as well as boost his dating prospects.
The pensioner wants to be recognised as being 20 years younger than his actual age. Ratelband argued that if transgender people are allowed to change sex in his country, he should be allowed to change his date of birth because doctors said he has the body of a 45-year-old, reports UK’s Telegraph.
The entrepreneur and self-help guru is suing his local authority after they refused to amend his age on official documents.
Mr Ratelband’s case has now gone to a court in the city of Arnhmen in the eastern Dutch province of Gelderland.
Mr Ratelband was born on 11th March 1949, but says he feels at least 20 years younger and wants to change his birth date to 11th March 1969.
Mr Ratelband said: “I have done a check-up and what does it show? My biological age is 45 years.
“When I’m 69, I am limited. If I’m 49, then I can buy a new house, drive a different car. I can take up more work.
“When I’m on Tinder and it says I’m 69, I don’t get an answer. When I’m 49, with the face I have, I will be in a luxurious position.
“Transgenders can now have their gender changed on their birth certificate, and in the same spirit there should be room for an age change,” Ratelband said.