At some point, everyone has wished they could turn back time. But a 69-year-old from the Netherlands is taking it to the next level...he’s in a legal battle to get 20 years knocked off of his age. Emile Ratelband not only wants to get back into the workforce… he’s hoping to score some more dates on Tinder, too.
Ratelband says that he “identifies” as a 49-year-old, backing it up by claiming that doctors told him at his last physical that he has the body of one. So, his argument is that if transgender people are allowed to get their gender legally changed, he should be allowed to change the date on his birth certificate to reflect his self-identity.
He’s also determined to make the change because he claims he faces discrimination due to his age. If he slashes off 20 years, he says he can “buy a new house, drive a different car” and get a job more easily. Plus, he’s seen that Tinder dates don’t come as often when you say you’re 69 years old.