“We had advanced our romantic relationship but later he seemed a little callous towards me,” Zhang told Hunan TV. “One day he sent me a photo of air tickets abruptly and I thought it was a joke. He didn’t contact me later.” Zhang went on to add that she was actually in another province going through a plastic surgery and turned her phone off by the time Cirk had arrived at the airport to meet her. Meanwhile, Chinese social media users failed to show much sympathy to lovesick Cirk with the majority of them pointing to the apparent absurdity of the man’s actions. “He must be stupid, why would anyone do this?” asked one user. “Doesn’t he know that everything in China is fake?” another commented.