Trans-Age? 69-Year-Old Dutchman Trying to Legally Change His Age 20 Years Younger


Just because, at times, I might not feel my age, it doesn’t mean I consider myself that specific age. Don’t tell that to this next guy.

Dutchman Emile Ratelband, 69, has applied to legally change his age because he apparently thinks he’s a “young god” who “suffers” because of his age and is discriminated against on Tinder as a result of said age.

I couldn’t make this up in a fever dream, folks.

“You can change your name. You can change your gender. Why not your age?” Ratelband asked. “Nowhere are you so discriminated against as with your age.”

While it has become a very cliched phrase, there’s a reason people still use the “slippery slope” argument when talking about situations that open the door for life extrapolation.

Ratelband says he feels like he’s “20,25 years younger” than he actually is, so he thinks that legally changing his age will alter his outlook on life.

You’re still 69-years-old, bro. But, Ratelband thinks quite highly of himself.

“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,” Ratelband said, according to Dutch newspaper De Telegraf.

De Telegraf also reported that the court isn’t sure what to do about the request since there’s no legal precedent for someone attempting to change their age.

FYI, if you’re a 69-year-old man on Tinder, you might have bigger problems. Sure, older people need love too, but Tinder? Seriously? That’s your “go-to” to find dates? At least use a platform that people don’t use for prostitution.

Who knows what Ratelband's motivation really is? We can only go by what he's saying. But, a little bit of me kind of thinks this could all be one big troll.


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