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Love is exhausting — especially when you travel across the world to meet a girl who never shows up.
Many of us have been stood up, waiting at a bar or restaurant for a date that never arrives.
But this story via of Alexander Pieter Cirk, a Dutch man who flew to China and spent 10 days waiting for her in the Changsha Huanghua International Airport, is breaking our hearts.
Eventually, Cirk left the airport — after being hospitalized for exhaustion.
He described himself as "a disorganised, inconsiderate, insensitive, demanding swine" and lived by the motto: "Aim for the stars and you might hit the ceiling; aim for the ceiling and you won't get off the ground."Mr Matthews was the eldest of three sons of a Surrey statistician and gained a degree in engineering before joining first Marconi then the Courtaulds conglomerate.
His rise to fame and fortune began when he recognised the demand for a superior dating agency.
For the past four years Mr Matthews had lived on his 115ft £5 million yacht Tosca III.
But he made the bulk of his fortune through Telinco, a service company to internet providers, which he sold just before the dotcom crash in 2000.
Mr Matthews's Eurocopter EC 130 crashed on to a house in Sauk Prairie, Wisconsin, on Friday, setting it on fire and injuring one of the four occupants, a 13-year-old boy.
His British lawyer, Claire Hindle, said that everyone who knew him had been shocked by the news."Chris was a wonderful, wonderful man who adored flying and sailing," she said.
His online girlfriend of two months, Zhang, told : "We had advanced our romantic relationship but later he seemed a little callous towards me," Zhang said.
"One day he sent me a photo of air tickets abruptly, and I thought it was a joke.