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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Lonely Dutchman waits for online love

Lonely Dutchman, Alexander Pieter Cirk 41, fell in love with a beautiful 26 year old Chinese girl called Zhang on the internet. He was so smitten, he flew all the way to China to meet her for the first time.  But she didn't show up.

He was so convinced she would come, he waited in the terminal for one and a half weeks.  He slept on benches in the arrivals lounge and refused to leave.  As he became more dishevelled, people were concerned and he was eventually rushed to hospital with an IV in his arm.

After the story went viral in China, a Chinese television station finally tracked Zhang down and according to CCTV news, she said that when he told her he was coming to China, she thought it was a joke.

"One day he sent me a photo of air tickets and I thought it was a joke" she said.  "He didn't contact me later."

The reason he didn't contact her was because he couldn't - she went offline and went to another city for plastic surgery.

A brokenhearted Cirk flew home to the Netherlands after being released from hospital.

Zhang said she wanted to continue their romance and would meet him after recovering from her surgery.