Blind Date Lethal

Chinese teen kills self when blind date turns ugly

BEIJING — A 17-year-old boy in northeastern China was so disappointed with the looks of a woman he met over the Internet that he hanged himself after seeing her face-to-face, state media reported Friday.

The unnamed teenager first contacted the woman — known by her chat moniker “Qunjiaofeiyang”, or “Flying Skirt” — using the popular Chinese online messaging software QQ, Xinhua news agency said.

The girl described herself as a beautiful 19-year-old and the pair chatted on the Web for weeks before arranging a December 26 rendezvous in the nearby city of Mudanjiang, in far northeastern Heilongjiang province.

The boy arrived to discover the woman far less attractive than advertised and 10 years older than him, Xinhua said.

The boy immediately returned home, lost his appetite, and four days later hanged himself from a tree.

I wonder how the girl looked like. It’s either the boy really fell in love with the girl he met online or that the girl was really cosmetically challenged. Too bad they didn’t provide the picture of the said “blind date”.


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  • JP Habaradas, January 2, 2008 @ 6:35 PM

    @dedz – I think the boy had high expectations because the girl lied about her appearance and made the boy believe that she was pretty. But then again, the boy must’ve been very desperate to take his own life.

    What you mentioned is true and I know it from experience because some of my guy friends do that and talk about it. Hehe :D

  • dedz, January 2, 2008 @ 6:33 PM

    :sad: well…the boy could have had high expectations…it really happened to some chatters…they walked out when they find their chatmate unattractive.

  • JP Habaradas, January 11, 2007 @ 2:55 PM

    @tin – I feel bad for not thinking bout the girl. But she did lie to him and pretended to be someone who she really wasn't and the boy believed her. Yeah, I also believe there was more to it than the date.

  • pinayhekmi, January 11, 2007 @ 2:51 PM

    Just think how the poor girl must feel. She caused someone to kill himself! Sad story. I’m sure there was more to it than just the date.

  • JP Habaradas, January 9, 2007 @ 5:23 PM

    @ade – probably..hehe :D

    @jhay – "sight to die for"..LOL

    I think everyone who read about this article are wondering how that girl looks like. Yeah, the boy could have had too much high expectations.

  • jhay, January 8, 2007 @ 3:36 AM

    Poor kid. His youth wasted in such a senseless tragedy. Then again who knows, maybe that blind date of his was a real 'sight to die for'

    Wonder how she looked liked. Or maybe the kid was expecting so much from it. Tsk tsk tsk

  • ade, January 8, 2007 @ 1:25 AM

    She must've been unbelievably fugly then to warrant such pointless waste of life.

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