An online dater who flew all the way to China from the Netherlands waited 10 days before accepting that his date was a no show.Alexander Pieter Cirk met the woman online, and after two months of chatting, had fallen head over heels for 26-year-old Zhang.As the old saying goes, “ Love is patient, love is kind,” but one Dutchman may have taken this a step too far.Holland native Alexander Pieter Cirk embarked on a 4,500-kilometer journey across the globe to meet the love of his life.We are flattered, it's just that Dutch people don’t like to show it:› (Yes, they are very comfortable! wherever small children are present, it’s always easy to start a conversation:› (Two boys and a girl.)â€¨Hopefully with these four steps you will be able to start a simple conversation in Dutch.)â€¨There is nothing any parent from anywhere in the world likes to talk about more than their children. When you are finished, there are many ways to say goodbye.Upon his arrival, Cirk patiently waited for his online lover to show up, but she never did.
“One day he sent me a photo of air tickets abruptly, and I thought it was a joke.He didn’t contact me later.” Despite the disappointing end to Cirk’s romantic gesture, Zhang has said that once she has recovered from her surgery, she hopes the two will finally get to meet. Originally from Surrey, she has studied Communication and Media at Bournemouth University and The University of Central Florida.She enjoys socialising with friends, exploring new places and can often be found with her nose in a book.Once you‘ve made someone’s acquaintance, when you meet again, here are some options - from very polite to street slang: › (It’s about time!
)â€¨If that only whetted your appetite, in our previous article "Dutch for a rainy day" you can find more tips on how to start a conversation about one of Holland’s most common weather type: the rain! But remember the Dutch expression "" (Act normal, it’s crazy enough).Don’t overdo it; a simple compliment goes a long way.