Dutch Man, 69, Wants to Legally Change Age Because He ‘Feels 49’



(The Christian Institute) A Dutch man who feels his age is holding him back in business and dating has launched a legal battle to be legally recognized as 20 years younger.

Emile Ratelband, was born on March 11, 1949, but because he feels he is being discriminated against by potential employers and on dating sites, he wants to change his date of birth to March 11, 1969.

The 69-year-old compared his desire to be recognized as 20 years younger to transsexuals who want to be recognized as having being born in the opposite sex.

Ratelband told a court in Arnhem he did not feel “comfortable” with his date of birth, and that his official age does not reflect his emotional state.

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