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Man, 69, wants to legally reduce age to boost dating chances

A pensioner has begun a battle to legally reduce age and be recognized as being 20 years younger than his actual age so he can go back to work and achieve greater success with women on Tinder.

Emile Ratelband, 69, argues that if transgender people are allowed to change sex, he should be allowed to change his date of birth because doctors said he has the body of a 45-year-old, UK Telegraph reports.

Man, 69, wants to legally reduce his age to boost dating chances lailasnews 3
Man, 69, wants to legally reduce age to boost dating chances


The entrepreneur and self-help guru is suing his local authority after they refused the 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.

The case has caused controversy in his homeland, with the Dutch edition of Vice, a news website, asking, “Is Emile Ratelband disturbed or accidentally extremely woke?”

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 say 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.”

The Dutchman said he is discriminated against because of his age, and that he encounters problems in society on a daily basis. The court is due to deliver a written ruling within four weeks.

He complains that companies are reluctant to hire someone the age of a pensioner as a consultant.

And he says his move would also be good news for the government as he would be renouncing his pension until he reaches retirement age again.

The judge said that he had some sympathy with Mr Ratelband as people could now change their gender which would once have been unthinkable.

But the court said there would be practical problems in allowing people to change their birth date, as it would mean legally deleting part of their lives.

The judge asked Mr Ratelband about the status of his early years, from 1949 to 1969, if his official birth date was put back.

“For whom did your parents care in those years? Who was that little boy back then?,” the judge asked.

The court is due to deliver a written ruling within four weeks.

72 Comments

  1. Why changing from one gender to another. It’s no big deal, there are some people that are younger than their age.

  2. Now that he has even brought himself to the public, everyone will still is older than what he claims….what he wants does not have to do with noise…its meant to be a low key process.

  3. White people and their wonders this man can still date even with that his age besides he is Still handsome

  4. Who will believe that’s his real age,well there is nothing they can’t do,,as long as he has the money he don’t even need to reduce his age

  5. His reasons for changing age is not even a good reason. and he is talking it to court. May God forgive you.

  6. But you can’t cheat nature even if you are granted the age you can be as active as the real 45 years person

  7. Why changing from one gender to another. It’s no big deal, there are some people that are younger than their age.

  8. You can’t still cheat nature. But it’s good to look younger even at your old age, nothing bad about it. It’s just maintenance

  9. You are only trying to cheat nature. Go and rest man and enjoy your retirement Man. Else you might just collapse one day while trying to prove your activeness or showcase the strength of a 45 year old fellow. By then it will dawn on you that you are actually off the labour market and nearing your grave.

  10. Come to Nigeria once you have the money girls will want to date you they won’t even care about how old you are,all they need is your money

  11. This is the foolishness of man , after eating your cake you still want to have it , so sorry for you man

  12. Let’s others benefits from the opportunities provided by the government ,don’t be a selfish human being.

  13. He should be given chance to change his birthday because same chance has been given to transgender why not him.

  14. This man is insane you really want to bring down your age for a selfish reason, so God that preserved you didn’t have sense or what?

  15. Reduction of age is not the solution to your problem man.. anyone that don’t want u for Wu u are should japa

  16. Mr Ratelband you can cheat nature, no matter how you feels about your body, so no forging for the the of birth

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