Wechat is a very popular mobile phone app in China. Young folks use it to meet new friends, and talk about life online. Some develop the relationship further, and meet up in the real world, but not always with good results.
A 30-year-old man was working in the city of Harbin in the far north-east of China. Through Wechat, he got to know a 26-year-old woman in Wenzhou, Zhengjiang Province. They were both single so, as often happens, they decided to meet up.
The man took a long-distance flight to visit her, expecting to meet a gorgeous girl with pale skin, big eyes, and a slim body, like the Wechat photos.
To his great disappointment, the woman he met in real life looked the exact opposite of the photo in every way, and he questioned if it was even her. But she insisted that she was indeed the person in the photo, saying the difference was due to makeup, and a bit of editing with software.
A Weibo blogger provided a practical solution to this type of scenario:
Politely ask the Internet girl to take a video of her swimming in a pool before you consider a real meeting.