Gaydar closes Profile bar and club in Soho

Just days after closing its radio station, dating company Gaydar pulls out of the nightlife business

Gaydar closes Profile bar and club in Soho
07 January 2013

Gay and lesbian dating site Gaydar has announced it is to close its bar and club in Soho, London – just days after also shedding its radio station.

Profile and Lo Profile, in the heart of the British capital’s gay district on Wardour Street, will shut today (7 January).

The news comes after the 3 January announcement that Gaydar owners, Qsoft, would stop broadcasting on Gaydar Radio. They handed over their DAB radio broadcasting licenses to Manchester-based radio station Gaydio.

They said that was so they could focus on their core digital dating brands – Gaydar and Gaydar Girls. Qsoft says these products continue to expand internationally, however they have faced stiff opposition from chat and hook-up apps like Grindr and Jack’d.

But Qsoft bosses say there is another reason for the permanent closure of their Profile bar and club business.

In a statement released this afternoon they said: ‘The building is undergoing major refurbishments and an agreement was reached for the lease to be surrendered back to the landlord.

‘Bar Profile Limited would like to sincerely thank the local Soho and wider gay community for its fantastic support over the past six years.’

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