A lovesick Dutchman has interpreted the true meaning on ‘Love hurts’ after he flew to to Hunan province in the hopes of meeting his online girlfriend, a Chinese woman known only as Zhang.
Alexander Pieter Cirk, 41, was hospitalized for exhaustion following his 10-day stay in Changsha Huanghua International Airport, according to CCTV News.
Photos emerged on social media of the heartbroken man looking frail and exhausted as he was wheeled into hospital with an IV in his arm.
Mr Cirk told Chinese media that he met Ms Zhang, 26, in an app two months ago and romance blossomed.
When asked why she gave Cirk the cold shoulder, Ms Zhang explained that by the time Mr. Cirk arrived at the airport, she had her phone turned off as she was undergoing cosmetic surgery in another province.
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The devastated Cirk booked his return ticket to the Netherlands and flew home on Monday after he was discharged from hospital.
Zhang, however, has left the door open for her online relationship and even said she would consider meeting the Dutchman after recovering from her op.