Chinese gay dating
Many large cities have thriving gay scenes, but gay individuals still face a lot of family pressure to get married and have children.
Gay activists say deeply conservative attitudes towards homosexuality in some parts of society have contributed to occasional government clampdowns.
It recently invested million in micro-loan company Qufenqi, and million in fresh produce e-tailer 1Mxian.
It’s unclear whether this latest investment will see Beijing Kunlun tech will bring Grindr to China, where an app called Blued is the top dating service for gay men with a reported two million members.
The app, Rela, set up in 2012, has around 5 million registered users, a cached version of its entry on Apple’s i Tunes site shows.Grindr, the social network for gay men, has sold a majority 60 percent stake to Chinese gaming company Beijing Kunlun Tech for million. The New York Times reported that Grindr has two million daily users, who spend an average of 54 minutes inside the app.The deal, which values six-year-old Grindr at 5 million, is the first time that the U. Those are impressive engagement rates, and the company is reported to have generated million in revenue in 2014, up from million one year previous.By investing in Grindr, Kunlun is following in the footsteps of many Chinese internet companies: Tencent owns stakes in Snapchat, for example, and Alibaba funded mobile messenger Tango.Zhou has a wife (link in Chinese), so those wondering whether he’s the next gay Chinese tech mogul (after Blued founder Geng Le) will probably be disappointed.