GROWLR: Gay Bears Near You

Contains adsIn-app purchases
50.1K 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
Oct 6, 2023

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

Ratings and reviews

48.1K reviews
Calvin Stokes
February 21, 2024
Used to be a good app. However, as a user, I am now assaulted with interactions from bots. Be it notifications for messages/woofs which don't exist to fake profiles sending me messages containing only a link to a scam website. This behavior will happen within 1 minute of logging in. It has gotten to the point where the noise is louder than the app is worth. I don't see any action being taken to address this issue; neither application features or even communication strategies to warn users.
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December 22, 2023
It's ridiculous that this is the app that has the most expensive premium amount. People are actually paying for this app? You lose all your messages switching to a new phone. and then you have so many blank profiles in your nearby.. hahaha. Definitely not paying for this there are better apps for free and even come with mobile/ websites sites for those that want it on computer. Not sure what people are paying for. Someone unlocks pictures they want you to pay to see unlocked pictures. Never!!
72 people found this review helpful
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Rob Box
January 27, 2024
It's just a poorly developed and horribly designed app that's now full of spam bots and bugs. It's now owned and run by a Christian faith company with roots in Germany. Retracted my original subscription and took it to Wbear. It's a much better experience. --- Since my last review, I've Attempted to create an account as a paying member, and it was deleted. Twice. No word from customer support. It's still trash and the UI is horribly outdated 🥰. Again, better time on Wbear.
38 people found this review helpful
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What's new

- Misc. bug fixes and performance enhancements