We can all agree that the dating scene can be hard at times - but for some, it's harder than others...

One man in Holland feels his age is costing him dates, so he's taking drastic action.

The 69-year-old Dutchman wants the courts to make him officially 20 years younger so he can be more appealing on dating apps.

Emile Ratelband has launched a legal bid to change his age, to give his chances of love a shot in the arm.

He also says it will probably improve his job prospects.

Emile argues that you can change your name and gender, so why not your age?

He reckons he'll get a better response if his profile says he's 49 rather than 69.