26th May 09:49 PM
Dutchman, 69, brings lawsuit to lower his age 20 years
By Semi Turaga
Friday 09/11/2018
Emile Ratelband described himself as a "young god"[Photo:BBC News]

A 69‑year‑old Dutchman wants the courts to make him officially 20 years younger, likening the change to identifying as transgender.

Emile Ratelband has launched a legal bid to change his age by 20 years in order to improve his chances with women on dating applications like Tinder and help with job prospects, according to reports in Dutch media.

On Monday, he asked a court in his hometown for his date of birth to be changed from March 11, 1949 to March 11, 1969.

He told the court that he "suffers" as a 69‑year‑old and has been feeling "20, 25 years younger" than his official age.

[Source:BBC News]

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