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

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

People lie about their age all the time, but Dutch pensioner Emile Ratelband (above and below), 69, wants to take it one step further. So I want to change my age.

The court heard that Ratelband, who also voiced villain Vladimir Trunkov in the Dutch language edition of Pixar's Cars 2, would give up his pension if he won the case because it "makes me feel like I'm finished". You can't magically change your gender, You can't magically change your sex. My biological age is 45. "Nowhere are you so discriminated against as with your age", he was quoted as saying by Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf on Oct 27.

"When I'm 69, I am limited", he explains.

Furthermore, he argued that doctors have assessed that he has the body of a 45-year-old.

Mr Ratelband, a media personality and motivational guru, converted to Buddhism earlier this year and is a trainer in neurolinguistic programming.

When it was pointed out to him that his request could be considered offensive by transgender people, Ratelband brushed off the concerns, because, well, he's looking for love online. He said he'd be happy to forfeit his monthly pension of around $2,144 - a concession he estimates would save almost $470,000 over the 20 years he wants shaved off his age.

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Ratelband sees his request as no different from a petition to change his name or the gender he was assigned at birth - and isn't bothered that this comparison might offend transgender people, whose medical needs have been recognised by the American Medical Association. "I think this is a very good example of changing the world". "I agree with you: a lot of years ago we thought that was impossible", he said.

"Whereas gender is something that follows you from birth to grave, and it determines almost everything - and not just in the labor market but everywhere", she said.

Such is the sexagenarian's belief in his cause, that he said he is willing to take it to the highest courts in Europe.

His case resembles in some ways that of Rachel Dolezal, a white woman in the United States who identified herself as black after she was raised by religious parents who had adopted four black children.

At first, he said, the judges "laughed like little girls".

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