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Lectures in love

Breaking up is hard to do, but for a student at Hangzhou University it has proven particularly tough. Rather than recognise it is over, he posted a video online and made a PowerPoint presentation to try and persuade his girlfriend to come back. However, onlookers were soon labelling it the “worst making up effort ever”.

In the video the student, surnamed Hu, lectured his former girlfriend that she had “poor self-care ability” particularly when it came to her menstrual cycle. His PowerPoint also listed 37 drugs she could take and when they should be taken. He added that she always forgot to turn off the air-conditioning when she went out or switch off the lights when she went to sleep. To make sure she had enough cash for her utilities bills he said he was depositing Rmb30,000 ($4,318) to her Alipay account.

One netizen calculated that this would cover her electricity payments for 32 years and said the payment was designed to shackle her with a moral obligation. The general feeling was summed up by this comment: “Smarten up, dude. The more you do, the more mistakes you make. She won’t come back.” In fact, the ex-girlfriend told media she was mortified by the video, had no intention of getting back together and wanted to refund Hu the money he’d put in her Alipay account.

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