© 2024 New Hampshire Public Radio

Persons with disabilities who need assistance accessing NHPR's FCC public files, please contact us at publicfile@nhpr.org.
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
Purchase your tickets for a chance to win $35k toward a new car or $25k in cash during NHPR's Summer Raffle!

Dutch Court Rejects 69-Year-Old Man's Bid To Change His Age


Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin. Be honest. Have you ever lied about your age - maybe just, you know, rounded up or down as suited your particular need? A Dutchman named Emile Ratelband wanted to change his age by more than a rounding error. He is a 69-year-old single man who believes he'd get better results on dating apps if he were 20 years younger. So he filed a lawsuit to officially change his age to 49. The court rejected his argument but said he's more than welcome to feel 20 years younger and act accordingly. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

You make NHPR possible.

NHPR is nonprofit and independent. We rely on readers like you to support the local, national, and international coverage on this website. Your support makes this news available to everyone.

Give today. A monthly donation of $5 makes a real difference.