GROWLr: Gay Bears Near You

Contains adsIn-app purchases
46K reviews
Content rating
Mature 17+
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About this app

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.

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Updated on
Jun 7, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Location, Personal info and 3 others
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 8 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
46K reviews
Travis Poole
April 25, 2022
Ive been using this app for years and for the last 2 or 3 the quality of the app has dropped drastically. Spam accounts run rampant, a UI that feels split between how it used to be and how they want it to be, and of course the drastic removal of various features for people who don't pay. I understand the app needs to make money, but i thought that's why i was getting "shouts" for events, parties, and cruises.
133 people found this review helpful
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Reid Wilson
March 12, 2022
It's not bad for meeting gay bears and homies, but I'm wondering if there's any profile verification process. I'm getting CONSTANT messages from scammers for offsite services. Also my phone died, got a new phone, and no messages, so the messages are on the phone and not in a cloud storage. And walking home, I dropped my phone, and when I turned it on again, no messages, all erased. There doesn't seem to be a support system in place for this. It's getting to be more trouble than it's worth.
94 people found this review helpful
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José Luis Peraza Juárez
January 14, 2022
I have been using this app for few years and ways paying my subscription because the concept and the behavior was good and I was enjoying it, but several months the performance of the app is just too poor to keep going so I have not plans to renew it again. The app is constantly crashing when I am conected leaving me hanging in the middle of a conversation so enough is enough. Maybe in the future if all problems are solved I will try again.
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What's new

- Misc. bug fixes and performance enhancements