Man: Age Change Will Improve Luck on Tinder

Pic Shows Emile Ratelband in front of the courthouse A pensioner has begun a legal battle to be recognised as being 20 years younger than his actual age so he can go back to work and pull girls on Tinder. Emile Ratelband 69 argues that if transgender

Pic Shows Emile Ratelband in front of the courthouse A pensioner has begun a legal battle to be recognised as being 20 years younger than his actual age so he can go back to work and pull girls on Tinder. Emile Ratelband 69 argues that if transgender

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.

On Monday, he asked a court in his hometown of Arnhem, in the east of the country, for his date of birth to be changed from March 11, 1949 to March 11, 1960.

"When I'm on Tinder and it say I'm 69, I don't get an answer". If I'm 49, then I can buy a new house, drive a different auto.

The self-help guru - who described himself as a "young god" - is taking action against his local authority after it refused to change his age on official documents.

"Transgender people can now have their gender changed on their birth certificate, and in the same spirit there should be room for an age change".

'When I'm 69, I am limited.

The court is due to deliver its decision on Mr Ratelband's age within four weeks.

But Mr Ratelband argued he feels discriminated against because of his age, and that it was affecting his employment chances and his success rate on the dating app, Tinder. The man also said he could have a new shot at life, that would allow him to buy a new house or get a new job.

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Mr Ratelband believes the change is no different than identifying as transgender, adding to Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf: 'You can change your name. "I can take up more work", he said.

Doctors had told him his body was that of a 45-year-old man, Ratelband argued.

The judge conceded that the ability to change gender was a development in the law.

He said he is discriminated against because of his age, and that he encounters problems in society on a daily basis.

He said he fears companies won't hire him, and that employees will look at him differently.

Mr Ratelband is a media personality and motivational speaker, who is a trainer in neurolinguistic programming.

But Mr Ratelband does not want to receive a pension yet, and he has pledged not to claim for one until he reaches retirement age again should he win the case.

"For whom did your parents care in those years?"

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