Dutch man hopes legal age change will get him more Tinder matches

Emile Ratelband 69 previously converted to Buddhism- because he could

Emile Ratelband 69 previously converted to Buddhism- because he could

He argues that if transgender people are allowed to change their sex, he should be allowed to change his birth date.

Should you be able to change your age? Why not your age?

He said on Thursday: "With this free (dom) of choice, choice of name, freeness of gender, I want to have my own age". 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.

On Tinder, he says he gets no responses from prospective ladies - all because of his age. "When I'm 49, with the face I have, I will be in a luxurious position", Ratelband theorizes.

The man described himself as young God and said his doctors said he has a body of 45-year-old!

The Arnhem city court in Gelderland province is expected to review the case and issue a written ruling within four weeks.

Ratelband's website says he has seven children and "a steady relationship with the woman of his dreams".

"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". In Australia, for example, many older people struggle to find work once they reach their 50s and 60s, despite the fact that it is illegal for companies to specifically discriminate against candidates due to their age.

"For whom did your parents care in those years? Who was that little boy then?" the judge asked. The Netherlands' constitution "prohibits direct and indirect distinction in employment relations on the basis of age", but some claim that people over 50 have been the most impacted by austerity measures in the country.

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. According to the BBC, he voiced the character Vladimir Trunkov in the Dutch-language version of the Pixar film Cars 2-surely that fact alone increases his chances of success on Tinder?

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