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

Originally published on December 5, 2018 11:59 am
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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

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.