Retired 69-year-old Wants To Reduce His Official Age To 45 And Starts Legal Action


To seduce women, some men are ready to do anything. Change of look is among the changes that can make a man to better appeal to a woman.

However, the man we are going to discuss in this article has chosen another method: to decrease his age!

A 69-year-old Dutchman is struggling to legally reduce his age of 20 to get work and attract more women to Tinder.

The youth cult
In our time, more and more people are obsessed with aging. They track down any wrinkles and make war with white hair. They always want to appear young and the media are for many. Indeed, whether in magazines or on TV, we see practically only models beautiful, slender and young. This cult of youth is not without consequences because more and more seniors find themselves excluded from society, especially those who are looking for work. The story of this Dutch is the perfect illustration.



Change of age, is it possible?

Emile Ratelband, who was born on March 11, 1949, feels young at least 20 years old and wishes to change his date of birth to March 11, 1969. He sued the local authorities after refusing to change his age on official documents. Moreover, his case was referred to a court of the city of Arnhmen, in the east of the province of Gelderland, the Netherlands.

Mr. Ratelband, who converted to Buddhism, said that after a health check, the results showed that his biological age was 45 years old. He added that with 69 years, he is limited in his actions. If he is 49, he can buy a new house, drive a different car. He may also have more job opportunities.

He also explained that when he is on the Tinder dating app, and he announces that he is 69, he has no answer. On the other hand, according to him, at 49, with the face he has, he will be in a favorable position.

Emile Ratelband, who is a Dutch TV personality, says that if transgender people are allowed to change their sex, he should in turn be able to change his date of birth, because the doctors claimed he had the body of a 45 year old man.

The Dutchman stated that he was discriminated against daily because of his age. He complains that companies are reluctant to hire a person of retirement age as a consultant.

And he says his decision would also be good news for the government, as he would give up his pension until he reaches retirement age again.

The judge said he was sympathetic to Emile because people could now change their sex, something that was unthinkable before. But the court said it would be difficult to allow people to change their date of birth, which would imply the legal removal of part of their lives.

The judge asked Mr. Ratelband about the status of his first years, from 1949 to 1969, if his official date of birth was postponed, saying, "From whom did your parents care during those years? Who was this little boy at the time? "

The court should issue a written decision within four weeks after Emile's request.



Mixed opinions
On the internet, many people reacted to Emile's decision, opinions were shared between people for and others against.

A user from the UK said it was a very good idea, and when people define you by your age, it really limits you to a specific area. He said he feels 15 years younger than his real age by saying he can try the same thing. He concluded his message hoping Emile to win his fight.

Another surfer also commented that time does not stop and we can not influence it. He said that it is possible to change sex but it is impossible to change age unless you can travel in time, adding that the reasoning of Emile is much too simplistic.

And you ? What do you think of Emile's decision? Feel free to share your opinion with us.
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