BEIJING – China’s top social media app WeChat has removed “sugar daddy” dating website SeekingArrangement from its platform, after a recent surge in the popularity of the U.S.-founded service attracted scrutiny from state media.
A money-for-love dating platform, launched in the United States in 2006, SeekingArrangement puts young women in touch with rich older men. “At SA, we pride ourselves on helping you find the ultimate generous Sugar Daddy. Bills paid, gifts galore, and top-shelf fun,” its says on its U.S. website.
As of Wednesday, it was the top most downloaded free social networking app for iOS users in China, surpassing even Tencent Holdings Ltd’s WeChat, analytics firm App Annie said.