A Dutch motivational speaker's attempt to legally change his age so that he is twenty years younger has been rejected by a court. Emile Ratelband made headlines in early November when he argued that he should be allowed to modify his date of birth in the same way that people can alter their legal name or gender. His odd case drew chuckles from a number of quarters when it was revealed that part of his reasoning for the request was that he was hoping to improve his luck on the dating app Tinder.
To their credit, the district court in the Netherlands tasked with hearing Ratelband's case did not dismiss his case with a laugh and, instead, offered a rather reasoned response to the request. In a statement announcing their decision, they explained that they found that allowing him to change his date of birth "would have a variety of undesirable legal and societal implications."
Find out their specific concerns at the Coast to Coast AM website.