Many people diet and exercise, undergo surgery and employ cosmetics in an attempt to roll back the clock. Emile Ratelband is trying a different tactic: the courts.
The Dutch man is attempting to change his birth date from March 11, 1949 to March 11, 1969. His rationale is simple.
As he stated to De Telegraaf, reported via SkyNews: “You can change your name. You can change your gender. Why not your age? Nowhere are you so discriminated against as with your age.”
Emile is a personal development guru and television personality. He has repeatedly stated that doctors have told him that he has the body of a person more than twenty years younger. Because he self-identifies as a man in his 40s, he wants to be legally recognized as a man in his 40s.
He expounded on his motivations to The Guardian:
So, he wants to have a baby, paint his house, invest money… and most importantly, he wants to score with younger women on Tinder.
Question of the night: what are some strange things you’ve done to impress a date?