He says that with his youthful face and an age of 49, he would get more dates, possibly with younger women.
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. "But I don't want to lie", he said.
He said employers are reluctant to hire someone as old as a pensioner as a consultant. The man also said he could have a new shot at life, that would allow him to buy a new house or get a new job. He says he would be happy to give up his monthly pension of around $1,370.
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In other words, he's using gender law to make a case for legally changing his age, and the reason will surprise you.
Furthermore, he argued that doctors have assessed that he has the body of a 45-year-old. Age discrimination, she says, happens only at certain points in your career, usually between 40, 50 or 60 years of age. "And a friend told me you can change your birthday and do a little bit of Photoshop-ing", he said. He said he would be happy to forfeit his monthly pension of around 1,200 euros ($1,879) - a concession he estimates would save almost 300,000 euros ($469,859) over the 20 years he wants shaved off his age.
The life coach, who specialises in "self awareness" training, said he felt discriminated against because of his advanced years.
A court in Arnhem, in the eastern Dutch province of Gelderland, is expected to deliver its decision on Ratelband's age within four weeks.
Ratelband pointed out that transgender people are allowed to change their legal sex, citing self-identification as their grounds: those who identify themselves as a person of another gender, are allowed to insist on being treated, for all legal purposes, as a person with that gender.