An OAP father-of-seven who wanted to be legally recognised as 20 years younger so he could get more dates on Tinder is set to be a father for the eighth time after advertising for women who he could make pregnant.
Ninety women reportedly replied to Dutchman Emile Ratelband, 69, offering their services after he found worldwide fame at the end of last year for taking his local authority to court in the city of Arnhem to get two decades knocked off his age.
He has since switched his focus to a worldwide campaign to have special passports introduced that reflect his biological age next to our current chronological passports, arguing that people who look after themselves and age slowly as a result should benefit by also being legally recognised as younger.
His unusual journey even brought him to the ‘Good Morning Britain’ TV studio to discuss his ‘age-swap’ legal battle with Piers Morgan.
Ratelband claimed that his request is comparable to transgender people who can rightfully change their sex on official documents.
The self-help guru maintains that he is being discriminated against because his age is measured in chronological terms when in biological terms he was much younger.
He told local media: “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 much stronger position.”
But although his age dispute is unresolved the fame he attracted through his campaign led to 90 women answering an appeal to help him have another child, and he confirmed that one of them was currently pregnant with his eighth child.
He said: “She told me about it on New Year’s Eve. At midnight she gave me a gift and it was written inside.
“I was 28 when I had my first child and the feelings I have now are exactly the same.”
The single OAP, who has already fathered seven children with three different women, said he “feels like a teenager” and is currently picking out baby names.
Ratelband said the pregnant women who had contacted him via his social media add works as a nurse.
The mum-to-be will look after the child every other weekend and half of all school holidays.
The Dutchman also rejected critics saying: “I don’t give a damn what other people think about it!”
Story By: Koen Berghuis, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News