Alexander Peter Cirk, 41, refused to leave Changsha Huanghua International airport in Hunan after his online girlfriend, known as Zhang, failed to turn up.
Ms Zhang, 26, reportedly got in touch with the TV channel the day after to report her side of the story, explaining she "thought it was a joke".
She told Hunan TV: “We had advanced our romantic relationship but later he seemed a little callous towards me.
“One day he sent me a photo of air tickets abruptly and I thought it was a joke. He didn't contact me later.”
Mr Cirk reportedly flew back to the Netherlands shortly after being treated in hospital.
Despite the failed first meeting Ms Zhang is said to be hoping to continue their online relationship.