Well, it was worth a shot.
Emile Ratelband, 69, wanted to change his birth date by 20 years to boost dating prospects.
“We live in a time when you can change your name and change your gender. Why can’t I decide my own age?” he said.
The court disagreed, saying that changing it at will could cause many problems.
“Mr Ratelband is at liberty to feel 20 years younger than his real age and to act accordingly,” the judges said, but changing his legal documents would have “undesirable legal and societal implications”.
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