But it remained vague about its plans for Grindr in China, the world's most populous country. Related: China's richest man buys Hollywood studio The app is accessible in China, but its availability has been intermittent in the past, with users complaining of access problems in some cities.
The main player in the Chinese market for gay dating apps is the homegrown Blued, which was started in 2013 by Geng Le, a former police officer.
“I didn’t feel jealous seeing Qiang marry a woman in front of me,” says Jie, 32.
“As long as our families felt happy, we were happy.
The tangled situation represents two examples of a recent surge in China in the amount of sham unions between gays and lesbians.