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Dutchman, 69, sues to lower his age

Dutchman, 69, sues to lower his age

The BBC reported a court will rule on the matter within a month.

Ratelband, in a post on his Facebook page in 2017, said the decision was not because he was afraid of getting old, but he wants to make the most of life for as long as possible.

"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.

Ratelband seems especially focused on getting his dating life back on track and says that he isn't anxious that women who see him in the flesh may be disappointed. "I can take up more work", he continued.

Ratelband says he wants to avoid age discrimination in society.

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 recognized by the American Medical Association.

Mr Ratelband was born on March 11, 1949, but says he feels at least 20 years younger and wants to change his birth date to March 11, 1969.

He gave the example of trans people stating that if they can change the gender in a birth certificate, then changing the age should also be allowed.

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Emile Ratelband, a 69-year-old Dutch man, stands in the center of Arnhem, in the Netherlands, on Monday. He says that with his youthful face and an age of 49, he would get more dates, possibly with younger women.

Vice magazine's Dutch edition released a story Tuesday titled, "Is Emile Ratelband disturbed or accidentally extremely woke?" "If I put my age on Tinder, women say "you're much too old", he told Euronews.

He said: 'When I'm 69, I am limited. He claims he is seeking a personal positive effect.

Mr Ratelband said the Dutch government could benefit if it were to accept his age demand.

The judge argued what would be of Mr Ratelband's first 20 years if he was to delete them from his documents. It is due to make a ruling in four weeks.

Ratelband, who's also a motivational speaker and trainer in neurolinguistics programming, told the judge he was willing to renounce his right to a pension.

"Who were your parents looking after then?"