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

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

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

The pensioner wants to be recognised as being 20 years younger than his actual age.

Anyway, the entrepreneur and self-help guru is suing his local authority after being refused amendments of his age on official documents.

Ratelband, who has referred to himself as a "young god", has taken the matter to court in the city of Arnhem and is expected to get a ruling on the case in the next four weeks.

That's why the Dutch man wants to legally change his birth date from March 11, 1949, to March 11, 1969, the Telegraph reports.

He explained: "I have done a check-up and what does it show?"

According to his doctor, his biological age is between 40 and 45, he said.

If I want to renew my driving licence at 69, it's hard. "If I'm 49, then I can buy a new house, drive a different auto", he said, according to a translation by The Guardian.

"I feel much younger than my real age", he added, "as do a lot of people".

On Tinder, he says he gets no responses from prospective ladies - all because of his age. "When I'm 49, with the face I have, I will be in a luxurious position", he said. "Nowhere are you so discriminated against as with your age", he told De Telegraaf.

According to Ratelband's claims, companies in the Netherlands are reluctant to hire people of his age as consultants.

The judge conceded that the ability to change gender was a development in the law.

Naturally, the court is sceptical of the matter because no legal mechanism now exists allowing a person to change their birthdate. But he asked the applicant how his parents would feel about 20 years of Ratelband's life being wiped off the records.

He also said he was willing to renounce his right to a pension to ensure there were no unforeseen consequences of his age change.

The 69-year-old also spoke to The Washington Post, and said he is not concerned that his comparison of an age change to a sex change may be offensive to transgender people. "Who was that little boy back then?"