GROWLr: Gay Bears Near You

Contains adsIn-app purchases
47.7K 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
Dec 12, 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
47.7K reviews
James White
December 10, 2022
When you change phones or reinstall, you lose all messages and photos. Seems like the install base is shrinking. "My Matches" function generates matches worldwide, but only a few of them will be local. The app has had some poorupdates lately, and they still have problems with spam and scam. I've had to reinstall more than once because I could not access messages. Also, they need to give up on racial categories. We've moved on.
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Chris Evelsizor
December 23, 2022
App will work fine for a couple of weeks and then need reset because it won't bypass "Growlr has encountered an error" when I open it. Notifications are still coming in, just can't get in to the app more than a couple weeks at a time. The only things out of the ordinary are I've changed the default messages sound to be less obvious, and I use Wireless Android Auto in the car so I'll be on wifi without internet for spans of time (not when the error occurs tho.)
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Luke Wickenheiser
December 30, 2022
Does what it says on the tin. Most bear guys I know are on here. This app hasn't gotten better in years. Opening it up guarantees at least 2 bot messages. Tapping back from a message closes the app for some reason. If you don't use it for more than a week, it threatens to delete your info. Ugh.
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What's new

- Misc. bug fixes and performance enhancements