Blued, China’s most popular gay dating app that’s the local equivalent to Grindr, is temporarily banning new users from joining after claims the app allowed underage boys to sign up and put them in danger.
The app’s decision was made after a shocking article by Chinese media outlet Caixin.
Each city was able to achieve a total score of 50 based on the categories.
No city achieved a perfect score, or even a score above 40.
"Probably one or some members of the application put the pornographic content inside." As of Wednesday, Apple's online store still had Blued available.
Google declined to say whether it would comply with the government demand to remove dozens of LGBT-related apps.
According to a new report, cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York didn’t crack the top ten of the best cities in the United States for gay dating. Evan Goldstein, the founder and CEO of Bespoke Surgical, the report ranks 50 cities for dating within the LGBTI community.
‘Living in a place with a vibrant dating scene is important for most single individuals, young and old,’ said Goldstein.
A survey released last week has added to fears that a wave of homophobia is sweeping the nation of more than 250 million, which has traditionally been regarded as a bastion of tolerant Islam.
The survey conducted by respected pollster Saiful Mujani Research and Consulting found that 87.6 per cent of 1,220 respondents "felt threatened" by LGBT people and believe Islam bans same-sex relations.
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‘The fact that the very top and very bottom cities in our ranking are all in the South tells us that an area’s dating scene has very little to do with the region it’s in, but rather has much more to do with the specific circumstances of the city,’ Goldstein said.