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We’ve seen the magical transformative powers of makeup many times before. All it takes is a few puffs or creams and a flattering camera angle to turn someone into a completely different person. This can all be in good fun when it’s just for some tweets, but when someone in a relationship is pretending to look like a completely different person online, then disaster can strike when they actually meet up.

Unfortunately this is exactly what happened when one man in China spent thousands of dollars to meet the woman he’d found online, only to discover that she didn’t look anything like the “goddess” in the pictures he’d seen.

The name of the man in question is Huang, a Chinese man from Harbin, the capital of Heilongjiang Province in northeast China. The woman, Xiaojin, is from Suzhou, a city in eastern Jiangsu Province. For those not familiar with Chinese cities, these two are pretty far apart: a little over 1,400 miles (2,270km). That’s further than the distance between New York City and Miami, Florida.

▼ With far fewer Waffle Houses between them on the drive there too.

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But Huang didn’t care about the distance. When he met Xiaojin on WeChat, a social networking app, and saw pictures of her, he couldn’t wait to meet up in real life.

▼ This is the only picture Huang had to go on before meeting Xiaojin. Because, you know, it’s best not to ask for more pictures of someone you’re going to meet. I mean, what if they send you a picture where they look different? What then?!
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After spending a couple of thousand dollars on an immediate plane ticket to meet Xiaojin, Huang was devastated by what she actually looked like. Apparently she had a “rounder face” and was “more tan” than he expected. Not to mention her *gasp!* trace amounts of acne.

He told her: “You can’t be Xiaojin, right? You look too different.” She claimed: “It’s me. I just edited the photo and wore makeup. This is what I look like normally.” The two of them continued arguing about her “lying” about her appearance, and eventually Huang became so upset he apparently assaulted Xiaojin inside the public place they’d agreed to meet up.

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Thankfully their dispute was quickly broken up, and they were both taken to a police station where the two of them made up and more or less amicably went their separate ways. For his final words on the matter, Huang said before flying back to Harbin: “From now on, I will never trust online love again!”

We’re fairly sure Xiaojin feels much the same way, Huang.

Source: Viral Cham! via Singapore Seen
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