GROWLr: Gay Bears Near You

GROWLr: Gay Bears Near You

By Initech LLC

  • Category: Social Networking
  • Release Date: 2010-11-25
  • Current Version: 16.4.0
  • Adult Rating: 17+
  • File Size: 195.70 MB
  • Developer: Initech LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
Score: 4.34745
From 39,741 Ratings


The only app for Bears and Bear Chasers! More Bears in More Places...we are a global community with over 10,000,000 members worldwide. GROWLr allows you to meet other Bears from around the world or around the corner. GROWLr is free, fast, reliable and easy to use. A Bear is a gay man who belongs to a very inclusive part of the gay community. Some are hairy, some are muscular, and some are heavy-set and some are none of those things. Being a bear is about being yourself - we are all amazing no matter how we are labeled. Bear Chasers are the men who love Bears – and if you’re a Chaser you’ve come to the right place! More Bears in More Places. 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. We also have an amazing Event section with complete and up-to-date Bear Run and Bear Bar listings. Tons of Galleries, Check-in 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 Privacy Policy: Terms of Service:



  • Constant SPAM and Bugs DO NOT PURCHASE

    By ShortNBeefySF
    Update: Spam issues are still not addressed. DO NOT PURCHASE! Buyer beware, in the past week I have been spammed by bot accounts 10x. You cannot submit bug tickets for issues you encounter. This app has gone downhill in the past year.
  • Adds Bots and Spam oh My!

    By Losdiablos
    But not many bears. Growlr has lost its teeth as a hookup ap. It’s daily onslaught of spammers, catfishers, bots, diminish the experience exponentially.
  • Mediocre

    By Cubstér
    Have had growlr for years. Over the past year I’ve experienced a large uptick in spam accounts sending multiple messages with no correction from staff. Bots will kill this app. I really don’t care if Growlr dies off, as there are plenty of other ways to meet people online and in person.
  • Annoying

    By albear1961
    This app is nothing like the ones you show when trying to navigate . I have an iPhone 11 and the “help” page doesn’t help at all with settings you’re telling me to use and I can’t find them. Then my messages keeps saying I have 3 and I tap on them and there are none
  • Delete my account

    By art4adam
    This is awful. How do I delete my account
  • Can’t flip camera during Video Chats

    By Onthespotnickname
    I’m trying to figure out how to flip the camera while video chatting with other guys. Not sure why it’s not working, or possibly not even a feature. Overall a decent app.
  • Hey

    By aquarius newman
    Y y’all keep glitching deleting my messages that’s crazy for real
  • Buggy

    By Flanneldaddy
    Locks up often using Iphone. Host hung up on nudity. I have to shut off my phone and turn it back on to update the city of people. Constantly locking up all I get is a yellow screen. Very frustrating.
  • You must be fat hairy and white to express yourself on the app

    By fitforfat
    This is app is not for fit black men . I posted shirtless profile pics with my swimming trunks and it got denied by there horrendous photo scanning software.They allow overweight hairy white men to post with profile picture wearing nothing but a towel or showing there bulge which by the way is against their own guidelines.They don’t even follow there own guidelines . This app is trash and need to be revamped whoever is in charge need to look in the mirror and realize there are people who use this app this are not fat ,white , and hairy .
  • Annual Member

    By Bootytouch
    Two Stars off for the following reasons: 1. I took a break from Growlr and came back and it’s frustrating that the blue notification bubbles keep saying I have unread messages even though I’ve checked them all. I’ve had to delete my messages to get rid of the annoying blue bubble. Yes, it sounds petty, but it’s misleading and it’s not serving the purpose it was made. I searched the Help section and it doesn’t say anything about it. I understand it might sound like a minor issue but I pay for a service and I tried to find help to resolve this issue but there’s no help available. 2. I’m not sure how advertising event here works or how events can get promoted here but the events listed are extremely limited. It’s been a LONG time in isolation due to COVID-19 and there are numerous events being held (safely, I hope) but there are only two events currently listed on Growlr; for 2022. I had to Google bear events to find any resources. I’ve never been to a bear event, and I love that this is a bear app, but there’s not visibility with events. I’ll update this review once change occurs.