BEIJING (Reuters) - A popular Chinese dating app for lesbians has been shut down, along with its website and main social media account, just as the gay community celebrates Taiwan's decision giving same-sex couples the right to marry, a first for Asia.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."This is discrimination against us lesbians," wrote one user on Weibo."Not being able to open it feels like being jilted," wrote another.The magazine also has a dating site called Diva Date.Her Formally known as Dattch, this dating app has recently launched in the US.
Nothing has changed the world of online dating more than dating apps, especially for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transexual singles."Rela has always been with you and please await its return!" it added, but gave no details of why it was suspending service.I've been hearing my girlfriends discuss their wins and losses with a variety of online-dating phone apps, so I'm breaking down the newest means of tech-based courtship. While it's not illegal to be gay in the country, China's wide-ranging anti-pornography laws have been used to shut LGBTQ-friendly dating apps.