TECHNODE - Nov 28 - Tantan is the Chinese app most comparable to Tinder. "There is a serious lack of opportunities for China's young singles to make new friends. And this problem is much bigger than that in the west," says Tantan's founder and CEO Wang Yu at TechCrunch Shanghai. "College students basically have no parties and rarely go clubbing." Tantan is 3 years old and has ~6-7M DAU and has matched ~3-4B pairs of users. 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 30M out of its 100M registered users who are suspected harassers, salespeople, or those who use fake profile pictures.