China singles dating
According to Tantan’s data, women like about 6% of the recommended users, while men like as much as 60%.
The app does deliberately keep a 6:4 male-to-female gender ratio, so the gender imbalance also plays a role.
The founder, feeling nostalgic, tells the audience that the app is a tribute to QQ, a salute to the golden online-dating age in the past.
The swipe-left, swipe-right feature inevitably conjures the impression of a hookup app, though the company says it has taken measures to keep the user experience “clean.” For instance, Tantan claims it has shut down 30 million out of its 100 million registered users who are suspected harassers, salespeople, or those who use fake profile pictures.
When asked whether Tantan will follow the footsteps of Momo, Wang admits that although live streaming is lucrative, it risks digressing from the mission of Tantan, which is to promote social activities.“But on Tantan they can choose who they like,” Wang adds.This social behavior is reflected in the dating app as well.And this problem is much bigger than that in the west,” says Tantan’s founder and CEO Wang Yu at Tech Crunch Shanghai.
“In Sweden for example, there are parties almost every day starting at junior high school. They have more spare time, so they can meet people on various occasions. College students basically have no parties and rarely go clubbing.
SAIF Partners and Zhongwei Capital also participated in the round.