GROWLr: Gay Bear Social Media

GROWLr: Gay Bear Social Media

By Initech LLC

  • Category: Social Networking
  • Release Date: 2010-11-25
  • Current Version: 10.52
  • Adult Rating: 17+
  • File Size: 46.72 MB
  • Developer: Initech LLC
  • Compatibility: iOS 9.0+
Score: 4.5
From 29,219 Ratings


More Bears in More Places... Winner of the 2014 Cybersocket award for "Best Hookup App" for gay men! What's a Bear? A Bear is a masculine gay man who belongs to a very inclusive part the gay community. Some are have hairy, some are muscular, and some are heavy-set. ...And some are none of those things. Being a bear is about being yourself, and being accepted for it, and we are all amazing no matter how we are labeled. With over 10,000,000 members worldwide, GROWLr allows you to meet other Bears from around the world or right in your own neighborhood. GROWLr is fast, reliable and easy to use. It's the perfect way to meet guys and make friends whether you are sitting at home or traveling abroad. Send and receive private instant messages, live video calls, pictures and video. Add private posts and see what's new on your own customized feed. Complete and up-to-date Bear Run and Bear Bar listings. Galleries, Checkin features, Notes and More. GROWLr allows only males 18 years or older. Photos depicting nudity or sex acts are strictly prohibited. Visit us on Facebook: Or on the web: GROWLr PRO Membership Subscriptions: GROWLr PRO - 1 month, $9.99 USD GROWLr PRO - 3 months, $23.99 USD GROWLr PRO - 6 months, $44.99 USD GROWLr PRO - 1 year, $71.99 USD - Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase - Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period - Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, for the price listed above for your renewal term - Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase - No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period - Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication. Privacy Policy: Terms of Service:


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Needs an update

This is a great service and an alright app. I’m really tired of everyone losing messages when they get new phones, myself included. It needs the option of cloud backup built-in. I also really wish it was usable across multiple devices. Sometimes I’d love to take a break from my tiny screen and chat with the keyboard on my iPad, but the iPad app isn’t landscape friendly... and each device holds its own conversations, no sync. I would love to see an update that fixes these things. What exactly do I pay the premium rate for if not for continued development?
By A Mac, Photoshop and a Beard

What happened?

This app used to be wonderful. Now, it has become just like Grindr. Ads ads ads. I can deal with banners at the bottom. I can deal with an occasional pop-up that I can X out of. What I cannot deal with is loud ads that scream at me or ads I cannot get off the screen unless I close the app. We all have to make money. I understand how and why the ads are there. I even understand upgrading to a pro membership to eliminate them. However, when you are here literally to chat and make friends, paying for it seems a bit insane. To each his own
By OSU Freak 1970

Not for bears who don’t want bears

I am a cub-ish guy who is unfortunately attracted to exclusively twinks and twink-adjacent individuals. I have had pretty much no luck on other apps (none of them were interested in heavier guys), so I came to growlr in the hopes that I might find some slim chasers. I was disappointed to find 3. I understand that others’ experiences are likely different from mine, given that the audience is “bears who want bears,” but just as a word to bears/bear-adjacent folks’ who may not be looking for the same, you may not have much luck. I did not try the paid version.
By jd8270

Promotes Harassment

I can no longer block anymore people without paying a monthly subscription. I was consistently getting spam and harassment from a handful of individuals, but because blocking more than a few people requires a monthly subscription, I was left with reporting these accounts. Unfortunately GROWLr did nothing about these users so I have no choice to leave this app for an alternative. Wished the developers chose customer safety over profits but I’m not surprised by this greedy decision.
By Jeff2948ewfihud

This app has historically been good but....

Recently they added full screen ads, and they’re as intrusive any freemium game in the store. Honestly I’ve stopped coming into the ap unless I have messages, and even then I don’t get far before a full screen ad.
By RjSlemm


Very nice
By very nice gays

Raise the 500 block/hide limit

Dear Frank, Now after 18 months of asking you for this upgrade, I’ve decided to delete my account. Delete. Scruff has a 4000 block/hide limit for profiles that aren’t a match and a more sophisticated folder system that lets people who live in more urban areas sort through the THOUSANDS of profiles to find more likely matches. Without such functionality Growlr has proven to be of no use to me. And, after 18 months of waiting for a feature that you’ve been saying would be included in the “next release” I admit I feel a bit played. Glad y’all have received my $10/month for the last 18. I’m done. Thank you, though.
By 142annoyed

Great app but....

People should not be allowed to turn the mileage or distance off. It encourages fraudulent accounts and makes more susceptible to be catfished
By DJ Nicotene

Old Design Isn’t Appealing

this app needs a complete redesign to feel more modern. it’s super cluttered and it’s not very user friendly.
By rocavija

Ads in free version auto-play sounds!

Even if your device is on silent, the ads blast the sound. Huge inconvenience and very intrusive. Fix this!!!!!
By joshallen13


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