President of gay dating app says marriage is between a man and a woman

The president of Grindr, the world's largest gay dating app, is facing backlash after he suggested that “holy matrimony” is between a man and a woman.

President Scott Chen made the comment in a post on his personal Facebook page, Into reported Thursday. Into is a digital magazine owned by Grindr. 


Chen shared an article on Monday and called for the boycott of Chinese tech company HTC after it reportedly backed U.S. groups opposed to same-sex marriage.

"Some people think marriage is a holy matrimony between a man and a woman. And I think so too. But that's your own business," he wrote below the post, translated by Into from Chinese.

But he added that marriage is a “personal issue” and said people shouldn't donate to "anti-LGBTQ causes" and instead called for people to donate money to places that are “in dire hunger, poverty, or suffering from war.”

Grindr did not immediately reply to a request for comment from The Hill.

Chen fired back at the magazine after the article was published, writing that he was a “huge advocate for LGBTQ+ rights” since he was young.

“I support gay marriage and I am proud that I can work for Grindr," he wrote in the comments section under the Into article.

He said that the only reason he believes holy matrimony is between a man and a woman is based on his own personal experience.

"I am a straight man married to a woman I love and I have two beautiful daughters I love from the marriage,” he wrote.

Chen has been in an executive role at Grindr since Chinese gaming corporation Kunlun acquired the dating app in 2017, according to Into.