Tinder User, 69, Who Identifies As A 49-year-old Asks Court To Change His Age

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  1. metro_qt

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    Ok. My mom just told me about this.
    She lives in the Netherlands, and says its hard for men and women to get full time work over there after the age of 50 especially because of insurance purposes....so that's why he chose the age of 49 or so.
    I understand That argument, and hope he wins on that basis... if he wants to work longer, let him.

    Now, I didn't know about the Tinder part...and he definitely doesn't look 49...
    My mom swore he looked good and well preserved :spinning:
     
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    Oh I know. I agree. I always mention that statistic which paints men in that light when some smug guy mentioned women's ages (when I used to work for a matchmaker) so they would know that aging is not to anyone's advantage procreation wise (it is when it comes to things like patience, possibly finances, wisdom [for the right person lol] etc, but hey they are just mentioning the negatives :blah: as an excuse for dating super young). That's why I mentioned autism in reference to the dude who changes his ages versus the woman. And mentioned the woman in reference to just simply procreating because our eggs do have time limits (if not frozen). But it was early a.m so maybe I didn't articulate it correctly.
     
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    I could see the reasoning (somewhat) with regard to pension payouts, but did she explain how insurance tied into not hiring people over 50?

     
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    If being 50 is problematic then why not shoot for much younger like 40? Even with a new age there’s gonna be a birthday every year and he’ll be back at square one in a year.
     
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    This is why I think it's 99 percent for dating and 1 percent for maybe picking up a few hours for the next year (of work). He's ready to retire if he's near 70. Perhaps he has money stashed away because it would be really short term thinking otherwise as he'll age out in a year. I'm going to hope in this case that with age comes wisdom and in this case he's thinking about what men think about: women. My ex had this theory that men do everything for women (I have to clarify because of society men who are born men with testosterone, that are interested in women). He talks about men being engineered to do everything for women, even those who don't want to marry, all their efforts go to impressing women one way or another including 1) accumulating assets : houses, cars, money, clothes, grooming, etc.

    They may not go the extra step to think about how to keep us (hence the pick up artist guy's success versus books about emotional intelligence :giggle: ) but they are motivated by how to acquire us into their life for whatever their purpose. This is why men who are married are more successful, make more money, and live longer because they are motivated by us. And I can see that theory as mostly true. Maybe he wants to just chill, but with a super young lady who thinks he's nearing 50. Because again this is all biologically motivated and men see youth as an asset (the woman's). The younger he can say he is, he can go for even younger women (as some women will go up to two decades dating wise, especially after hitting 30. At least that's what I found when I worked for a successful matchmaker). So he wants to have a woman think he's in his late 40s to increase the women who will find him attractive. Or rather he wants this new woman (or women) to sees his new reality which has been legally approved to say 50, so he's not lying to her :lol: because he feels that age anyways.
     
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    He appeared for an interview on the Victoria Derbyshire show on BBC today.

    Very entertaining.

    If you can watch it on Iplayer, please do so.

    I want to comment more, but I'm at work at present. I'm bookmarking to comment later.

    ETA

    I finally found the clip on YT!

    He didn't have a good interview at all. He was put with a transgendered woman who as very much used to hearing an entitled man having a good whine when he didn't get his own way. In less than 10 minutes he was dismissed. Disdainfully.

    Very entertaining.
     
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    He may feel 49 but his body really isn't young anymore. He's delusional if he thinks he looks it as well.

    You might be 90 and feel 60 but no way you have 30 more years like you did at 60.
     
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    Sorry, I couldn't embed it in the previous post.
     
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    The transgender woman didn't have anything to stand on. If you can ignore chromosomes I don't see why you can't ignore a date if you body works the same as someone older/younger. If they're going to dismiss him they can dismiss others.

    Either we embrace facts and well proved science or not.

    Side note: British talk shows are always handled interestingly imo.
     
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    I thought the same thing. Either we dismiss and ignore anything because people feel the need to be xyz, or we uphold reality and let them know that this is a mental issue. We can have sympathy for them, but of course let them know that we will not shift reality to accommodate the ever changing realities of various people (transgender, transrace, transage, transunicorn). We have to pick a side and stick to it. Either it's a free for all, or not. We can't side eye other people's choices while allowing a small segment free reign to create their world as they see fit (in this case transgender).

    And she kept going back to research and that they had 50 years (or so) of research backing them. Research has to start somewhere. There was a point where there was very little, if any research on being transgender and those people were asking that they be considered as X (whatever) gender instead of the gender of their birth...would she say that their feelings were not important because it wasn't backed by research? I was waiting for him to point that out. And if so, then that means that only research is allowed to give a person permission to do this. So maybe in 50 years, after someone starts to research transage, then would they now have permission to do the same thing?

    Challenging reality in general is questionable and is allowed as the laws change (and lobbying occurs in order to challenge and change the narrative). The only reason that this is accepted as reality now is because of the backing of lgbt and the pressure of lobbyists to legitimize the transgender movement so much so, that a respected doctor from John Hopskins (and his legacy at the hospital) was dismantled along with an apology to keep up with the times. Not because research has changed, but because the "pressure" to go along with this new found reality has grown stronger. If the same type of pressure was applied to ageism all of a sudden everyone would argue down others who went against it, and there would be huge back lash as well as calling people short sighted for objecting to the obvious: that by creating our own reality, we challenge the reality of those around us thus affecting their lives as well as ours in many subtle and obvious ways.
     
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    I'm sorry but if everyone can change everything about themselves, then why are Trans people in their feelings about this?
    I support him wholeheartedly:lachen:
     

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