A man from the Netherlands is demanding the government to allow him to change his age so he can date women from Tinder.
Metro UK reports 69-year-old Emile Ratelband believes that he should be allowed to change his ag since transgender men and women are allowed to change their sex. Ratelband argues that his doctor stated he has the body of a 45-year-old. He wants to sue the local government in the Netherlands since they did not give him permission to change his age.
Ratelband was born on March 11, 1949, and wants to change his birth date to March 111, 1969. The birth date change will change his age from 69 to 49.
‘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.’
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He feels that his age hinders his daily life since jobs refuse to hire a person who recently retired. However, he believes if the government approves his request, he can add more money to his pension until he reaches retirement age again.
A judge stated in court that changing Ratelband’s age could cause some problems as it could remove essential parts of their early life.
‘For whom did your parents care in those years? Who was that little boy back then?’
A preliminary hearing was rescheduled for the next four weeks.