Chinese university student's romantic candlelight proposal gets extinguished before his girlfriend even gets to see it

A Chinese university's students hope to propose to his girlfriends got extinguished right in front of his very eyes -- literally.

The Zhengzhou Institute of Finance and Economics student thought it would be a good idea to light candles in the shape of a heart to declare his love for his intended, reports Shanghaiist.

However, he did not take into account the security guards' lack of sentimentality and that what he was doing was a fire hazard.

Before his love could arrive to see the glowing heart he had created for her, his symbol of love was extinguished by campus security.

A similar incident happened at Guanxi University last month.

It's a pity that his girlfriend did not get to see all the effort he put into this but it's the thought that counts right?