GROWLr: Gay Bear Social Media

GROWLr: Gay Bear Social Media

By Initech LLC

  • Category: Social Networking
  • Release Date: 2010-11-25
  • Current Version: 10.51
  • Adult Rating: 17+
  • File Size: 46.66 MB
  • Developer: Initech LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 21,683 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:



  • Where is my block list. ?

    By scradd4474
    Where is my block list. ??supposed to go in block but can’t get A list this site is becoming worse tha b411 and a few others.
  • Day Two....

    By Rowdyinwranglers
    I paid for the pro upgrade. They didn’t turn it on. If I click on upgrade it tells me that my account is already Pro but so far the features I paid for have not been turned on. There is no way of contacting them to straighten it out.
  • Exactly What I Was Looking For

    By RyanJGraing
    I came to Growlr for men that aren’t afraid to let their hair grow out or who aren’t shamed of having a few extra pounds. It has certainly delivered.
  • Not terrible but some flawed design & functions

    By DKelsey
    This could be a super app but has irritating features. On the plus side, it accommodates a lot of space to say what you're looking for (unlike Grr) and doesn't censor what you say (at least my experience). Unfortunately, a lot of guys don't bother to fill that in or say very little what they are looking for. The choice of "auto" messages to let guys know that you're interested (like Woof, Grr, Hey Handsome, etc) is extensive, which seems unique to GROWLr (although a few choices are, frankly, a bit nellie or inappropriate). The free version only lets you see three photos. And if one of these three is a video, you can't see that either. The search function is fatally flawed --- if you put in more than one or two criteria, it often comes up with very few or no matches nearby (even in San Francisco!). Apparently the search is set up to use AND instead of OR, so the more criteria you put in, the less likely there will be a match with ALL the criteria. Example, if you want guys who are Top or Versatile, you have to do two searches. Otherwise, you get only those who listed themselves as Top AND versatile. If you put in, say, 5 characteristics (and there are a lot of choices), chances are you will get zero matches. Other apps don't do searches this way -- for good reason. The travel function is mysterious. It will show you're new to an area but only for 48 hour hours. If I'm visiting somewhere for a week, I might want guys to know that, not just for 2 days. It should just let users set if they are traveling or not and if it detects they are back at home, then it could automatically turn off. The popup ads in the free version are kind of stupid for most Bears -- typically silly app games for teens. On purpose?
  • You can not turn off loud noise alerts

    By MichaelSK1971
    This program has very loud noise alerts do every one in you area will hear you ate on a hook up app.
  • no settings button to adjust notifications

    By ajjjdbbc
    no way to adjust notifications
  • I fell like there’s a scam going on

    By Chris^_^
    I paid to upgrade but it’s still the same and keep telling my to upgrade so... is this a scam or is there a trick to it that I’m unaware of

    By scantylox
    Using a local dns proxy one can view the myriad of tracking scripts and advertising nonsense that this app loads. To make matters worse the pop up advertising is among the most intrusive ads I’ve ever seen. They play awful annoying sounds and use shady tactics to force users to click, such as moving the close button to hidden areas. Use at your own risk.
  • Old pictures abound

    By Travldude
    I have been gone off this website for about a year. I logged on for the first time yesterday June 12, 2018 only to find everyone’s profile looks the same as it did five and 10 years ago you would think people would have updated their profiles. I don’t understand what the problem is with updating pictures online
  • Photos

    By Crazybirdcrazy
    Ok app, works good, nice features, but they should require all users to have a face pic In their profile.