In a new world where you can change your gender and name, Emile Ratelband, 69, feels like he should be able to change the year he was born.
With Ratelband’s birthdate being March 11th, 1949, he is requesting to lower his age by 20 years which would change his birth year to 1969. “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,” he said, according to BBC.
But it doesn’t stop there, Ratelband feels discriminated against because of his age when it comes to employment as well as his success rate on a popular dating app, Tinder. “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,” he adds.
Describing himself as a “Young God,” Ratelband says he has the body of a 45-year-old, according to his doctors.
Officials were suspicious about the case, believing there was no legal mechanism allowing a person to change their birth date, local reports said. A local court in the eastern city of Arnhem is expected to rule on the case within four weeks, according to BBC.