Age is just a num­ber

The Gold Coast Bulletin - - WORLD -

IN­SPIRED by the suc­cess of the trans­gen­der move­ment, a Dutch man is also at­tempt­ing to change his birth cer­tifi­cate – to re­duce his age by 20 years so he has bet­ter luck dat­ing.

Emile Ratel­band, 69, wants his birth­day wound for­ward from March 11, 1949, to March 11, 1969, and has started le­gal ac­tion to do so. Mr Ratel­band, a me­dia per­son­al­ity who voiced a char­ac­ter in the Dutch-language ver­sion of the film Cars 2, said his body was that of a 45-year-old.

An Arn­hem court is set to rule on Mr Ratel­band’s ap­pli­ca­tion within the next month.

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