69-year-old Dutchman starts legal bid to become 20 years younger

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The reality is that, if you are healthy in your 30's today, you are likely to comfortably live into your 90's, 100's. I have heard Actuaries mention that people who will live to 200 are already born and are aged 6-10 years today.

Another factor is medicine: people who would have not lived into their 30's if they were born 50-odd years ago survive today because of the advances in medicine and will most likely be even more reliant on meds as they age beyond 55, increasing the pressure on them financially.

This has serious implications to the current retirement age bracket of 60-65 as people will have to remain productive and earn income, or otherwise face poverty in their senior years.
 
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The reality is that, if you are healthy in your 30's today, you are likely to comfortably live into your 90's, 100's. I have heard Actuaries mention that people who will live to 200 are already born and are aged 6-10 years today.

Another factor is medicine: people who would have not lived into their 30's if they were born 50-odd years ago survive today because of the advances in medicine and will most likely be even more reliant on meds as they age beyond 55, increasing the pressure on them financially.

This has serious implications to the current retirement age bracket of 60-65 as people will have to remain productive and earn income, or otherwise face poverty in their senior years.
That still does not mean I want 50+yo women showing on my Tinder.
 

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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2...ght-to-identify-as-20-years-younger?CMP=fb_gu

A 69-year-old Dutch “positivity guru” who says he does not feel his age has started a battle to make himself legally 20 years younger on the grounds that he is being discriminated against on a dating app.

Emile Ratelband told a court in Arnhem in the Netherlands that he did not feel “comfortable” with his date of birth, and compared his wish to alter it to people who identified as transgender.

Ratelband said that due to having an official age that did not reflect his emotional state he was struggling to find both work and love. He has asked for his date of birth to be changed from 11 March 1949 to 11 March 1969.

“When I’m 69, I am limited. If I’m 49, then I can buy a new house, drive a different car,” he said. “I can take up more work. When I’m on Tinder and it says I’m 69, I don’t get an answer. When I’m 49, with the face I have, I will be in a luxurious position.”
 
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