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    Change your name, change your sex, now change your age.

    69-year-old Dutchman starts legal bid to become 20 years younger



    (CNN)Lying about your age on dating websites is usually considered a bit of a faux pas. Now a 69-year-old Dutchman wants the courts to make him officially 20 years younger, likening the change to identifying as transgender.

    Emile Ratelband has launched a legal bid to change his age by 20 years in order to improve his chances with women on dating applications like Tinder and help with job prospects, according to reports in Dutch media.

    "You can change your name. You can change your gender. Why not your age? Nowhere are you so discriminated against as with your age," Dutch paper De Telegraaf quoted Ratelband as saying.

    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, 1969.

    He told the court that he "suffers" as a 69-year-old and has been feeling "20, 25 years younger" than his official age, according to Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad.

    According to the newspaper, the court is skeptical about Ratelband's case as there is no legal precedent in this area. It is due to make a ruling in four weeks.

    Ratelband, whose website describes him as a personal development entrepreneur, told De Telegraaf he is a "young god" and said a change to his legal age would help him live life with gusto.

    "If I put on Tinder that I am 69, I will not get a response...[As] 49, with that face of mine, then I'm rammed," he said.

    Correction: An earlier version of this story misstated Emile Ratelband's preferred date of birth.

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    He wants to get rammed?

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    ewe, that's disgusting
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    you will always be 29 to me D!

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    Change your face:
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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    He wants to get rammed?
    Well that's his problem right there. He should be on grindr.

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    I'm going the other way, adding ten years so I can start collecting my Social Security and Medicare now..
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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    I never trust the Dutch. They're shifty.
    "timberridge is terminally vapid" -- a fortune cookie in Yueyang

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    I identify as age 72. I can't help it and it's not my fault. Hurry up and make this official so I can get my free senior ski pass in time for opening day at Mammoth.

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    I think we would replace age with "life stages." Mr. Ratelband would be in the "wants to get rammed" stage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OregonDead View Post
    I identify as age 72. I can't help it and it's not my fault. Hurry up and make this official so I can get my free senior ski pass in time for opening day at Mammoth.
    LOL I like the way you think!
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SumJongGuy View Post
    I'm going the other way, adding ten years so I can start collecting my Social Security and Medicare now..
    Yup, I am down for that.
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    I'll betcha he splits the bill with his date when he goes out with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    I'll betcha he splits the bill with his date when he goes out with them.
    Customary

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    This is sure getting some run for a case that's not even been decided at trial level. Far stupider cases just a pendin' in the US right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    I'll betcha he splits the bill with his date when he goes out with them.
    The Dutch going Dutch?
    tomorrow is not promised so just go for it today

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    Der.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberridge View Post
    I never trust the Dutch. They're shifty.
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    the situation strikes me as WAY too much drama at this point

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    I'm a 49 year old man trapped in a 62 year old body and I sure as fucked have no desire to get rammed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    I'll betcha he splits the bill with his date when he goes out with them.
    That'd be before he gets split?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mooseknuckles View Post
    Customary
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