Dutch Man Loses Bid To Change His Age, Plans To Appeal

Emile Ratelband, 69, says he feels 20 years younger, and he had asked a court to allow him to change his legal age accordingly. He lost his case, but plans to appeal.
Emile Ratelband, 69, answers journalists' questions on Monday in Amsterdam. An Amsterdam court rejected his request to legally change his age to 49. Source: Robin Van Lonkhuijsen

A 69-year-old Dutchman who lost a court case on his request to reduce his official age by 20 years says he plans to appeal.

Emile Ratelband says he feels younger than his real age and, as NPR , he maintains his life, and performance on dating apps, would improve if his legal age were 49. He said he would be willing to delay receiving a pension.

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