Watch: Dutch guru,69, seeks age change, identifies as 20 years younger
Created : 8 November 2018
Self-styled positivity guru Emile Ratelband said he wants to legally change his age to make himself 20 years younger.
The 69-year-old Dutch television personality has asked a court in the Netherlands to approve his request for a new birthday that officially would make him 49.
Ratelband said his legal appeal is consistent with other forms of personal transformation that are gaining acceptance and government recognition in the Netherlands and around the world.
Ratelband's story may be more about age discrimination.
He said his age makes it "impossible" to get a mortgage and when he searches for dates on Tinder he is matched with women of a similar age, but he does not want to lie about how old he is on the dating app.
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