A Chinese tech firm has bought a majority stake in gay dating app Grindr for $93 million (£64m).

Beijing Kunlun Tech, which specialises in game development, has bought a 60% stake in the world's biggest gay dating app, which has around two million users a day operates in nearly 200 countries.

Grindr's founder Joel Simkhai and the company's staff will continue to own the remaining 40% stake.

In a blog, Mr Simkhai said: "For nearly seven years, Grindr has self-funded its growth, and in doing so, we have built the largest network for gay men in the world.

"We have taken this investment in our company to accelerate our growth, to allow us to expand our services for you."

Beijing Kunlun Tech has not said whether or not it plans to introduce the app in China, where gay people are still subject of discrimination and condemnation for their sexuality.