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?
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
People should not be allowed to turn the mileage or distance off. It encourages fraudulent accounts and makes more susceptible to be catfished
this app needs a complete redesign to feel more modern. it’s super cluttered and it’s not very user friendly.
Even if your device is on silent, the ads blast the sound. Huge inconvenience and very intrusive. Fix this!!!!!