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    Dutch man, 69, starts legal fight to identify as 20 years younge





    Motivational speaker Emile Ratelband compares bid to alter age to gender change

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    Daniel Boffey in Brussels
    Thu 8 Nov 2018 05.23 ESTLast modified on Thu 8 Nov 2018 08.32 EST



    ‘Young god’: Emile Ratelband said being 49 would put him ‘in a luxurious position’ in terms of life and love. Photograph: Roland Heitink/AFP/Getty ImagesA 69-year-old Dutch “positivity guru” who says he does not feel his age has started a battle to make himself legally 20 years younger on the grounds that he is being discriminated against on a dating app.
    Emile Ratelband told a court in Arnhem in the Netherlands that he did not feel “comfortable” with his date of birth, and compared his wish to alter it to people who identified as transgender.

    Ratelband said that due to having an official age that did not reflect his emotional state he was struggling to find both work and love. He has asked for his date of birth to be changed from 11 March 1949 to 11 March 1969.
    “When I’m 69, I am limited. If I’m 49, then I can buy a new house, drive a different car,” he said. “I can take up more work. When I’m on Tinder and it says 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.”

    Doctors had told him his body was that of a 45-year-old man, Ratelband argued. He described himself as a “young god”.
    The judge conceded that the ability to change gender was a development in the law. “I agree with you: a lot of years ago we thought that was impossible,” he said. But he asked the applicant how his parents would feel about 20 years of Ratelband’s life being wiped off the records.

    “For whom did your parents care? Who was that little boy then?” the judge asked.
    Ratelband, a motivational speaker and trainer in neurolinguistic programming, said his parents were dead.
    He also said he was willing to renounce his right to a pension to ensure there were no unforeseen consequences of his age change.

    At the end of a 45-minute court session, Ratelband said: “It is really a question of free will.”
    Ratelband’s lawyer, Jan-Hein Kuijpers, said it was high time for the reversal of age.
    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”.
    Kuijpers told the court: “There is also something like common sense, of course.”
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    $#@!ing awesome. I'm 34 again. This is MY time, biatches!

    You, Danke, are just old and developing Alzheimers. Here is the link: https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...-years-younger
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danke View Post
    Motivational speaker Emile Ratelband compares bid to alter age to gender change

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    Hard to believe, but Ratelband is "famous" in the Netherlands...

    I guess that this could only work if he leaves the country...
    I'm all for that!
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    Hold on, are they saying that people use their real ages on dating apps? If you believe those women are 29, I’ve got a bridge to sell you...
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    I have already been doing this for awhile . To be fair , I might not have gotten by with it if I was not so handsome , so may not be for everybody .
    Do something Danke

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    How long until a criminal claims to "identify" as innocent?
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    I bet Rite Aid still asks him for ID if he buys liquor there.
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    The man did not think clearly. It was almost as if he had brain cancer of something.
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