Finally it is fully upto each of us to interpret it correctly.
What do I feel?
1. I dont know if Krishna had 16k+ wives?
My view :
Krishna, to me, was a human being, who was enlightened, hence merged with God. Such a person has infinite love, zero sexual interests. According to me, anybody who loved him truly, he would have surely loved, in the purest of love. And probably any body who saw him / knows him would have felt in love with him. Even a man, that is because, an enlightened person has such pure love. And 16K + wives can be "imibibed" as a human being who can purely love (not physical) 16k+. Ideally, it is infinite. Now what about the physical love, he can till infinity, but he never will. And that is probably we should "imbibe". Love means pure love.
So the author must have tried to convey that love, which in this time, gets confused because of the way "wife" and "love" gets defined.