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 26,019 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:



  • Forced advertising...

    By mgaedeke
    ...ever since you force advertising on your users, the app has become the most hated on my phone. About to delete it because it is so irritating. This won’t make me become a subscriber. It just wants me to remove the app. Bad policy. Goodbye.
  • My favorite

    By Rebelguy33
    So easy to use. Super easy navigation! Rarely have problems.
  • It tries

    By TingTong&Dudley
    It’s not an intuitive and easy to use app. The crowd is the same on all the others (they can’t control that). The interface is not appealing.
  • Gross

    By GayNoMore
    This used to be one of the more respectful apps. Of course the status quo eventually reared it’s ugly head.
  • Failing functionality

    By iPod Toucher 69
    Probably the whitest crowd on any of the Gay dating apps. It's really sad that there is such a tiny representation of anything other than white guys. The location search function usually doesn't work. Randomly launches full screen ads or pops up with spam where the only way to get out of it is to close the app. Obnoxious "features" are rapidly making the app not worthwhile.
  • Fake messages

    By Geiokami
    GROWLr will randomly send you a notification saying you got a message, when you go to check it no matter how quickly you do it there is no message. They are using that to get you to open the app and see ads.
  • Boring

    By Gamerfighting
    Many users that are not active even Grindr has more active users
  • Location should be optional in search

    By 😍🐻
    Great app. It would be much better if the location were optional in the search instead of mandatory.
  • App has changed for the worse over the yrs

    By Soitsme
    Chat doesn't work universally between devices. Terrible! Older: Adds holding you hostage until they show the x. Back on the day when someone unlocked, you saw all pics. Now you have to have a paid version to see. Taking away feature is never a plus. Old review: Back in the day this app was a sigh of relief for those is us who did feel like we fit in, in those young jock, smooth twink apps. Now this app has become exclusive plus and plus plus size men only. Even if your not a bear. As long as you are big. Otters are out. Otters and their appreciators have little to no representation any more. Squeezed out by the chubs. And Crazy expensive fees now! :(
  • GROWLr app

    By oregonrocker
    Stupid app. Way too many games popping up all the time. As bad as Grindr.