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Twenty years ago, Ma Baoli was a depressed man hunched over computers in internet cafes looking for love online. He never thought he would one day build an empire connecting millions of gay men across the globe.

After taking Southeast Asia by storm with services in 13 languages, it will soon enter the market in Mexico and Brazil. When Ma Baoli got his first crush on a man while training at the police academy inhe thought he was sick. Chinese criminology textbooks taught young police cadets like him that homosexuality was a perversion.

It was not until Ma read Lan Yu, a novel published anonymously online about a tragic love story between two men, "Gay dating site china" he finally accepted himself as a gay man.

The online gay dating scene in China was booming in early s. Living in the small coastal city of Qinghuangdao, Ma led a double life. In public, he was an upstanding married cop on the fast-track to a deputy director post. After some initial setbacks, his business soared following a documentary that made him famous in as the policeman who ran a gay website, but it also cost him his stable job and his marriage.

Thriving in a narrow space

The relationship is reciprocal to some extent. Blued runs a charity branch that provides free HIV testing services in dozens of Chinese cities.

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