Alexander Pieter Cirk from Holland refused to leave Changsha airport.
Alexander Pieter Cirk (41) had to be hospitalised for exhaustion following the incident at China’s Changsha airport when the woman failed to turn up.
Speaking to local Chinese media, Mr Cirk said he had flown to Hunan, China to see the woman but she had not turned up to meet him there.
He had been in contact with her for a number of months after the pair connected on an online app.
The 26-year-old woman’s name was only given as Zhang and she later got in contact with the media to give her side of the story.
Zhang told local Hunan TV: “We had advanced our romantic relationship but later he seemed a little callous towards me.
“One day he sent me a photo of air tickets abruptly and I thought it was a joke. He didn’t contact me later.”
She also revealed another problem with Mr Cirk’s plan to meet her, saying that when Mr Cirk arrived at the airport, she was undergoing cosmetic surgery in Zhengzhou, in China’s Henan province.
She also said that before Mr Cirk had gone to China to see her, they had previously agreed to wait a year before meeting.
Mr Cirk eventually returned home to the Netherlands on his return ticket.
Despite this Zhang reportedly told the media she would still be interested in continuing the pair’s relationship.