Published: Sat, November 10, 2018
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

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

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

In response, Ratelband said that as his parents were dead, they would not be offended by his change of birth year.

Kuijpers was asked if changing legal age should require health inspections to assess a person's "emotional age". "I feel I am about 40 to 45".

Mr Ratelband, who was born on March 11, 1949, says he feels at least 20 years younger and is pushing for his birth date to be altered to March 11, 1969 or later. He has low blood pressure.

A few people, naturally, have questioned his sanity.

"Whereas gender is something that follows you from birth to grave, and it determines almost everything - and not just in the labour market but everywhere". He assured them that he was not and instructed his lawyer to sue the city to get what he wants. I am not a victim of Peter Pan syndrome.

Mr Ratelband said his story is such a hit that he is due to fly to London to appear on ITV's Good Morning Britain, for which he said he even managed to negotiate "a private jet to pick me up". 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. "Why not age?"- he said.

He drew a comparison to the forces elevating President Donald Trump, arguing that people don't want to be told how to live or what to believe, and therefore appreciate that the president has cut himself loose from standards of decorum that governed prior presidents.

Ratelband also thinks being younger will help his romantic life.

Why doesn't he just lie about his age on Tinder, like every other creepy sixty-something?

"I don't want to lie", he told the Washington Post. "And then I say, 'But not that one, you know'".

BBC reported that Mr Ratelband is a media personality who had voiced the character Vladimir Trunkov in the Dutch-language version of the Pixar film Cars 2. Names are given to people when they are babies, and in adulthood they may wish for a different name.

Ratelband's argument hinges on transgender people's ability to now change their genders on their birth certificates.

According to the Guardian, "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.

In 2015, it was revealed that a 52-year-old Candian man with seven children had made a decision to identify as a six-year-old girl, and was living with his friends whom he referred to as his "adoptive mommy and daddy".

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