Man: Age Change Will Improve Luck on Tinder

Blanche Robertson
November 8, 2018

The man has approached a local Amsterdam court to reduce his age.

Ratelband pointed out that transgender people are allowed to change their legal sex, citing self-identification as their grounds: those who identify themselves as a person of another gender, are allowed to insist on being treated, for all legal purposes, as a person with that gender. "Why not your age?" Ratelband told the daily Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf.

"When I'm on Tinder and it say I'm 69, I don't get an answer. When I'm 49, with the face I have, I will be in a luxurious position", Ratelband told BBC News. "If I'm 49, then I can buy a new house, drive a different auto", he said.

His case has now gone been referred to a court in the city of Arnhmen in the eastern Dutch province of Gelderland.

The self-proclaimed positivity guru argued that he feels 20 years younger, and compared the age difference to being transgender, despite the concept being completely different from biological genders.

"I feel young, I am in great shape and I want this to be legally recognised because I feel abused, aggrieved and discriminated against because of my age".

However, while he's not had any luck on Tinder, it's not clear if he's attempted using dating apps designed specifically for older users.

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The media personality argues he is being discriminated against because of his age, with companies being reluctant to hire him as a consultant because he has the age of a pensioner.

A 69-year-old entrepreneur in the Netherlands wants to legally change his age to 49 so he can go back to work and meet more women on Tinder, according to a new lawsuit. "I can take up more work", he continued.

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

Pushing ahead his birthday, the judge explained, would equal to deleting part of their lives.

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The public prosecutor in the court asked whether the ability to change a date of birth in the law would require health inspections in the future, to allow the state to correctly judge someone's "emotional age".

It is due to make a ruling in four weeks.

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