Grindr-esque Gay Social Networking App Launches in China, Eschews Sex for Common Interests
China's first social networking app for gay men has been launched, ZDNet reports:
Released last month, Zank looks like a copycat version of the popular app Jack'd which also targets gay men. However, its founder who goes by the nickname "Lin Jueding", said when his team developed the app three months ago, it wanted to differentiate the service by placing shared interests and communication as a higher priority--instead of promoting sex.
Different from the "hook up or shut up" style Jack'd adopts, he said Zank highlights various events organized by its subscribers, individuals or gay organizations on its front page, allowing all users to check the event time and venue. It also lists the organizer's particulars such as picture, height, and weight. Interested users can sign up for the events through the app or chat with each other online.
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