A 69 Year Old Man Wants to Self Identify as a 40-Something to Increase His Chances on Dating Sites
(Post Updated Below, December 2018)
I wonder if this man, named Ratelband, is like 99% of men – a sexist ass clown, who, despite being 60-something, only wants to date 20 -something women?
This man says in one of these articles that when he joins dating sites and states his age as 60-something that he gets no responses, but I bet he does – probably from other 60- something women, but he probably only wants to date 21 year old women.
Most men are sexist, ageist douche canoes like that; they don’t want to date women their own age, nope; they feel entitled to women 10 or more years their junior.
(By the way, this dude thinks he has the face of a 40-something (he says so in one of the articles)? I am currently in my 40s as I compose this post, and no, honey, you don’t look like a 40-something man. You don’t even appear to be an attractive 60 something man, sorry.)
Ratelband cites several reasons as to why he wants to lower his age from 69 years to 49 years.
The Dutchman, who is a motivational speaker and media personality in the Netherlands, says that he’d likely have better luck dating, gaining employment, and making large purchases, such as homes or vehicles, if he were younger on paper.
…Ratelband adds, “When I’m on Tinder [dating site] 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.”
“You can change your name. You can change your gender. Why not your age?” he asks.
…Ratelband seems especially focused on getting his dating life back on track and says that he isn’t worried that women who see him in the flesh may be disappointed.
“Maybe they say, ‘You have weak muscles for 49 years,’” Ratelband muses. “And then I say, ‘But not that one, you know.’”
Ratelband argues that “nowhere are you so discriminated against as with your age.”
by Amanda Woods
Nov 8, 2018
Dutch man sues to lower his age by 20 years on birth certificate
A randy 69-year-old Dutch man is waging a desperate court battle to drop 20 years off his life — in order to boost his chances on Tinder.
Emile Ratelband, 69, an entrepreneur and self-help guru, was born in March 1949 — but wants to legally change his birth certificate to show that he was born in 1969, he told The Telegraph.
“I have done a [doctor’s] check-up and what does it show?” Ratelband said in an interview with the outlet. “My biological age is 45 years.”
“When I’m 69, I am limited,” added Ratelband, who voiced the character Vladimir Trunkov in the Dutch-language version of the Pixar film “Cars 2.”
“If I’m 49, then I can buy a new house, drive a different car. I can take up more work.”
“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.”
In an interview with the Dutch-language De Telegraaf, he calls himself “a young god” who wanted to become a father again.
He compared his situation to the plight of transgender people.
“Transgenders can now have their gender changed on their birth certificate, and in the same spirit, there should be room for an age change,” he told The Telegraph.
Vice magazine’s Dutch edition released a story Tuesday titled, “Is Emile Ratelband disturbed or accidentally extremely woke?”
He claims that companies are reluctant to hire someone his age as a consultant — adding that his move would actually benefit the government because he’d renounce his pension until he reaches retirement age again.
Dutch entrepreneur and self-help guru Emile Ratelband, aged 69, has been denied a request to legally change his birth certificate to say he’s 20 years younger.
“Mr. Ratelband is at liberty to feel 20 years younger than his real age and to act accordingly,” a court in the Netherlands city of Arnhem said in a statement Monday.
“But amending his date of birth would cause 20 years of records to vanish from the register of births, deaths, marriages and registered partnerships. This would have a variety of undesirable legal and societal implications,” the court said.
Last month, Ratelband gained worldwide attentionwhen he waged a court battle to drop 20 years off his life in order to boost his chances on the dating app Tinder.
The man, born in March 1949, wanted his birth certificate to reflect the birth year of 1969, arguing he felt discriminated against due to his age.
by CAMILA DOMONOSKE
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 NPRpreviously reported, 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.
A district court in the eastern Dutch city of Arnhem was not convinced.
“[U]nlike the situation with respect to a change in registered name or gender, there are a variety of rights and duties related to age, such as the right to vote and the duty to attend school,” the court wrote in astatement. “If Mr Ratelband’s request was allowed, those age requirements would become meaningless.”
There was no evidence that Ratelband had experienced age discrimination, the court said. And it rejected his argument on the basis of free will, writing that “free will does not extend so far as to make every desired outcome legally possible.”
(Link): Follow Up Part 2 – Reactions by Other Writers to Sexist, Condescending 50 Something Men Who Think They Are Final Arbiters of If Women Are Attractive Past Age of 40 (Re: Esquire Editorial by Junod)