Momo, a popular instant messaging app in China said to be popular among those looking for one-night-stands, now has 80 million users, according to the CEO Tang Yan, who made the announcement on the company's Weibo blog on Wednesday.Some 13 million people use Momo every day, generating a daily average of 500 million messages, according to Tang. Demonstrating the power of operating in the Chinese market, Momo boasts twice as many users as Foursquare, a similar application popular outside China.One of them could be the way in which Chinese men, all Asian men for that matter, are portrayed in Western culture.The emasculation of the Asian male is a well documented trope of Western cinema.However, as it has gained a salacious reputation, it is commonly referred to as “a magical tool to get laid” (约炮神器), Momo could find itself restricted to China’s population of singles looking for a date.Momo was founded in March 2011 by four Beijingers who had previously worked at two of China’s biggest internet portals, Sina and Netease.WEST PALM BEACH, FL – FEBRUARY 14: Karen Brown (L) and Douglas Brown hold hands as they are wed during a group Valentine’s day wedding at the National Croquet Center on February 14, 2013 in West Palm Beach, Florida.The group wedding ceremony is put on by the Palm Beach Country Clerk & Comptroller’s office and approximately 40 couples tied the knot.
Momo is a location based instant messaging application for smartphones.
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This undoubtedly has an effect on the way Western women view Chinese men.
Another reason is the relative conservatism of Chinese relationships; gender roles in Chinese relationships are so clearly defined that even lesbian couples frequently divide themselves in to masculine and feminine counterparts, T (for tomboy), and P (for princess).