Dutchman, 69, starts legal bid to become 20 years younger
Lying about your age on dating websites is usually considered a bit of a faux pas. Now a 69-year-old Dutchman wants the courts to make him officially 20 years younger, likening the change to identiRead full story
Aged is fixed. It is the length of time something has existed. He would still be lying on Tinder if he changed his age.
Let’s play this the other way. Say I was a very mature 15 year old young man, and make the argument I should be recognized as 21 based on that self-assessment of my own maturity. Should the courts recognize that? What is six years compared to 20?
No doubt my real life social prospects would improve greatly, being able to acquire spiritous beverages as a high school sophomore.
There is a reason there is no legal precedent, it’s remarkably silly.
Favorite quote from him: “‘If I put on Tinder that I am 69, I will not get a response...[As] 49, with that face of mine, then I'm rammed.’”
This man has no shortage of self-esteem.
Wonder how his children will feel having a father who is their age.
Legally, as an identity argument, this raises an interesting point. If we can change our birth certificate or drivers license to be classified as gender "X" rather than M or F, how is age that dissimilar? Not that I think this man's case has merit, but it does seem to have a similar supporting argument as the gender X reclassifications.
Sure. Think I’ll age myself so I can collect full SS benefits early. *eye roll*
I hope his kids would rather have a happy 49-year-old than a depressed 69-year-old. You do you Dutchman.
What can I say? He’s so right about ageism, yet I think he needs to accept reality.
He doesn't need a judge, he either needs a time machine or God such that his mother gave birth to him 20 years later.
1) This is offensive to the transgender cause. And 2) time can be seen as a social construct, so therefore can aging be too?
Who didn’t see this coming? After all, if it’s legal to have gender fluidity why not age fluidity? Who is to say that your fluidity is better than mine? Facts don’t matter anymore, sadly.
What a silly story. Silly person. Fun click bait. However, journalists need to refrain from asking transgender folks for comment because it is not at all similar.
This guy is a brilliant satirist. Well done.
I feel the same way. Let’s start a movement to be considered younger!!
Is this a Simpsons bit? It's like trying to legally change your height.
When you throw Truth and Reality out the window, you have lost the foundation for any decisions to make sense. Liberal ideology is completely logically bankrupt, so expect more idiocy like this.
Why is this news?
How would health insurers deal with this?
Interesting. @cindygallop what say you?
This is what happens in a post-truth culture. The truth stands independent of what you feel or identify,
There’s that iconic ‘60s commercial saying... It’s not nice to fool with Mother Nature!
This is fantastic!
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