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 35,634 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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I used to think this site was good for meeting.. but this morning has been disappointing.. I will run my tests again to see if the hacking stops or continues
By Rainbow Randy

What’s with all the scammers???

The fact that I’m getting 2-3 scam messages a day from 5000 miles away with no profile pic, a URL and the message “hot mans for you” leads me to believe that the GROWLr team is not doing their job to properly vet new profiles. This is has been going on for months and is unacceptable. Do your job!
By Gchap

Enough is enough

The constant barrage of bot messages finally broke my will to keep this app installed. I deleted my account and let it go.
By Orekoya

Spam Spam Spam and no one cares

Are used to love this app because the guys on here are a lot nicer than on the other apps. However in the last two months every day at least three or four scam bot Messages. It’s getting to be a real pain in the neck. I have emailed and reported to the developer and each time I’m told to just report as scammer/bot and they will investigate… However I do not believe they are investigating. Oddly, I have noticed that When I initially open the app, there are no messages. However immediately after opening the app it will be one or two messages and they are always spam. Given this recent problem as well as the fact that they do not save messages in history when you change your phone… I am question my self why I’m paying an annual fee....
By SFO CA Traveler


There's more Spam on this site than all the grocery store shelves in town! Now sure why the site's webmaster is allowing this to happen, but it's horrible. Spam and bots have taken over this site, making it frustrating to use. I'd love to know why it's being allowed & why this issue hasn't been addressed or resolved.
By Woofdabear

So much spam and developer doesn’t seem to care

This app used to be great, but now half the messages you receive seem to from bots or spam accounts. I keep reporting but they keep coming. Fix your system.
By BFPele18

Scammers and Bots

I’ve been a member off and on for years. That being said the last few months with out fail, every time i log in i get hit by scammers and bots. I don’t have this issue with other gay social apps. If this doesn’t get resolved by the time my annual renewal is up next month i will not be renewing my paid membership and deleting my profile and the app. There have been very little if ANY visible improvements made to this app in ages, it feels as if it’s been left in the dark ages. Colour me not impressed.
By Plant Nerd 77

Constant spam

Get a spam message with a cryptic link every time I open the app. The funny thing is that the link isn’t even clickable! So the spam is totally useless. Who’s gonna type that in?? Won’t be renewing my subscription if this continues.
By CA-Reviewer

This bear is an endangered species...

I’ve always liked Growlr, but a few issues lately have me scratching my head. 1) The number of bots. Every time I use the app I get messages directing me to an outside link fir a sex party or some other bs. I report each one, but it’s an annoyance. 2) the number of pop-up ads. I get that they’re necessary, and I actually don’t mind them. But if our user experience is going to be disrupted more, give us something in return. Maybe let us go back to seeing all private photos when unlocked? 3) Push notifications seem to have gone away so i don’t know when I’ve got messages. It’s not an issue with any other apps I use, and nothing in my settings changed. Is this another pay-only feature, now? 4) I’d guess the declining user experience is one reason fewer and fewer men seem to be using Growlr, which is probably the biggest challenge with the app. Growlr in 2019 is basically Growlr as it’s always been, while other apps are constantly evolving. If you don’t evolve, you die.
By A*Star

Constant spam messages

Please add a “block new members from messaging Me” feature. Easiest way to stop spam!
By JewpiterJones


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