A 69-year-old Dutchman is battling to legally reduce his age by 20 years so he can get more work and attract more women on Tinder.
Emile Ratelband argues that if transgender people are allowed to change sex, he should be allowed to change his date of birth because doctors said he has the body of a 45-year-old.
The motivational speaker, a media personality in the Netherlands, is suing his local authority after they refused to amend his age on official documents....
'When I'm 69, I am limited. If I'm 49, then I can buy a new house, drive a different car. 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.
'Transgender people can now have their gender changed on their birth certificate, and in the same spirit there should be room for an age change.
'The Dutchman said he is discriminated against because of his age on a daily basis.
He complains that companies are reluctant to hire someone the age of a pensioner as a consultant.
And he says his move would also be good news for the government as he would be renouncing his pension until he reaches retirement age again.
If gender is just in your mind, why shouldn't age also be? If we're going to open the door, people will walk through..............