It was not immediately clear why Rela has been shut down.
The company did not respond to an email seeking comment.
At least a third of the attendees were parents, either chaperoning their children, acting as go-betweens for the more bashful, or brokering deals with other parents for arranged romances.
Thames Town, a replica English village in a suburb of Shanghai, with its own cathedral, red telephone boxes, and bronze statue of Pierce Brosnan as James Bond, was picked to be the venue because of its "air of romance".
The "minimum requirement" for the women meanwhile was straight-forward: a man with his own house, and preferably also a car.
The service was temporarily suspended due to an "important adjustment in service," Rela told users on its We Chat app account.We have just finished upgrading our website from version 2.5 to 2.7.This upgrade was part of the moving of the whole website from a shared hosting account to a dedicated one. Read more Please note that we will delete these profiles without warning: 1.BEIJING (Reuters) - A popular Chinese dating app for lesbians has been shut down, along with its website and main social media account, just as the gay community celebrates Taiwan's decision giving same-sex couples the right to marry, a first for Asia.The app, Rela, set up in 2012, has around 5 million registered users, a cached version of its entry on Apple's i Tunes site shows.