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Pensioner, 69, 'who identifies as a 45-year-old' begins legal action to have his age reduced so he can attract more women on Tinder

A 69-year-old entrepreneur in the Netherlands wants to legally change his age to 49 so he can go back to work and meet more women on Tinder, according to his lawsuit.
Emile Ratelband filed a lawsuit against the Dutch government in an attempt to change the birth date on his passport from March 11, 1949, to March 11, 1969, the Dutch publication De Telegraaf reported.
The self-proclaimed positivity guru argued that he feels 20 years younger, and compared the age difference to being transgender, despite the concepts being completely different.
You can change your name. You can change your gender. Why not your age? Nowhere are you so discriminated against as with your age," he told De Telegraaf.
Ratelband argued that he is a "young god" and said changing his age would allow him to "live differently," saying he would get more matches on Tinder if he could use a younger age.
Ratelband also argued in court that he feels discriminated against because of his older age, according to RLE Nieuws. The Netherlands' constitution "prohibits direct and indirect distinction in employment relations on the basis of age," but some claim that people over 50 have been the most impacted by austerity measures in the country.
He said he fears companies won't hire him and that employees will look at him differently.
"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," he said.
A court in Arnhem, in the eastern Dutch province of Gelderland, is expected to deliver its decision on Ratelband's age within four weeks.

1 comment:

  1. To heck with the women. I want the NBA big bucks. As an 80 year old 5 foot 10 inch male I self identify as a 20 year old 7 foot NBA star and demand the big bucks this SHOULD bring me. Of course along with the bucks and adoration will come women a plenty. LOL