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​Man Builds Ex-Girlfriend An Island In Failed Romantic Gesture To Get Her Back

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​Man Builds Ex-Girlfriend An Island In Failed Romantic Gesture To Get Her Back

A man built his ex-girlfriend an entire island in a grand romantic gesture to win her back - only for it to sadly fail.

The private island was built by a 30-year-old man known only by his last name Xu, who used all of his savings for the extravagant stunt.

While the gesture failed to win back the heart of his ex-girlfriend, it's now become a magnet for other couples looking for a romantic place to meet, having now become a popular tourist attraction in Hetou village, Yingde city, in the south Chinese province of Guangdong.

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The couple called it quits after Xu moved to the countryside in his hometown to take care of his elderly parents, while his girlfriend stayed in the city.

But heartbroken Xu wasn't ready for that to be the end, and spent more than a hundred thousand yuan (£11,000) on the magical makeover of a tiny deserted island, hiring a team to build an arch bridge that leads to the romantic spot.

The island, which covers an area of just 20-30 square metres, is entirely covered with pink vegetation - including pink grass and the blossoming peach and cherry trees, which are a symbol of love in Chinese culture.

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It also has a swing in the middle of the island, along with a path that is paved with heart-shaped stones.

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After beginning the project back in December, Xu completed the island in January.

His ex-girlfriend was said to be moved by the beautiful gesture, but ultimately refused to get back with him.

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She said: "Thank you for your sincere dedication. You will find someone better than me."

Xu sees himself as a timid, introverted person who often struggles to express his feelings, meaning he'll try to show his love through actions rather than words.

He said: "I am a Pisces so I am a romantic person."

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His ex may have turned him down, by Xu doesn't regret what he did.

Despite the fact the island failed in its original purpose, it has succeeded in becoming a popular romantic spot for other couples, who have been using it for marriage proposals and even wedding photoshoots.

Plus, now Xu will be able to brag in his Tinder bio about how he owns his very own island, which will no doubt pique interest somewhat.

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Topics: World News, News, Dating, China

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