The Chinese version of US sugar daddy dating app SeekingArrangement, dubbed “Tailored Sweetie in Chinese (甜蜜定制)”, was removed from the country’s iOS app store on May 25th (in Chinese). Meanwhile, the app was unreachable on multiple Android stores such as Tencent MyApp and 360 Mobile Assistant.

The controversial dating app, launched in October 2015 in China, recorded a quick spike in popularity in China over the past few weeks. It has taken over the top spot for free social networking apps and the fourth place on the general list last week, outperforming some of the country’s most popular networking apps like WeChat and Weibo.

Created in 2006 by Singaporean-American Brandon Wade, SeekingArrangement is marketed as a money-for-love dating platform that only pairs rich men with attractive women. It claims to have more than 10 million active users worldwide. The site has been known for its toe-curling values, as shown in claims on its website “Money isn’t an issue (for the Sugar daddies), thus they are generous when it comes to supporting a Sugar Baby,” and “Sugar Babies get to experience a luxurious lifestyle, and meet wealthy people on a regular basis.”

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.