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: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 29,506 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:



  • Not for bears who don’t want bears

    By jd8270
    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.
  • Promotes Harassment

    By Jeff2948ewfihud
    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.
  • This app has historically been good but....

    By RjSlemm
    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.
  • Nice

    By very nice gays
    Very nice
  • Raise the 500 block/hide limit

    By 142annoyed
    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.
  • Great app but....

    By DJ Nicotene
    People should not be allowed to turn the mileage or distance off. It encourages fraudulent accounts and makes more susceptible to be catfished
  • Old Design Isn’t Appealing

    By rocavija
    this app needs a complete redesign to feel more modern. it’s super cluttered and it’s not very user friendly.
  • Ads in free version auto-play sounds!

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

    By IdoReviews!
    Issues logging in one in every 5 times you open the app it works the other times it just stay on the load screen forever u til you close please fix this How many times can you block the same person seriously you need a better policy and If someone deletes there account they are locked out for 30 or 60 days!loke some other apps before they can create a new profile and if they use a different email then you might need to go by the picture or something but this is annoying that people can do this esp when you don’t offer unlimited blocks because if they delete the profile you don’t remove them. OK CAN WE work on the sound effects now clearly you can either have the sound on or off whether my phone volume is up all the way or on mute so how about you fix that so that if i turn my volume down the app goes down with it instead of on and off that would be fantastic One last issue with blocks is they are liMited to 500 blocks even on paid but if you would fix or limit the issue above that would help or if they are inactive 10 months or a year they should probably be removed esp if they are closing and opening accounts none stop because they you tun out of room to keep them blocked esp is their are reasons they are blocked just something to seriously think about
  • What do I think?

    By Nick1980Stone
    We need to go back to something else like $19.99 month that would be awesome