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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.

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GROWLr PRO Membership Subscriptions:

GROWLr PRO - 1 month, $7.99 USD
GROWLr PRO - 3 months, $19.99 USD
GROWLr PRO - 6 months, $36.99 USD
GROWLr PRO - 1 year, $59.99 USD

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What's New

Version 10.40

- Live Video Chat!
- Misc. bug fixes and performance enhancements

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5

8.1K Ratings

8.1K Ratings

Promises, promises


I've contacted GROWLr several times I continue to get the same response which other clients who pay for the premium account are getting also.

If you try to use your iPad to download your profile photo only the very bottom of your left ear lobe will appear. The scale is completely off and cannot be edited in the iPad. One must go use their iPhone in order to submit a photo that will show up in your profile. When I have contacted GROWLr support I receive the same boilerplate response: "when Apple upgrades their software hopefully this problem will go away."

If you are using your iPad to access GROWLr, it can only be used in the upright position as this app will not rotate when the screen is used in a horizontal position. When I have contacted GROWLr support I receive the same boilerplate response: "when Apple upgrades their software hopefully this problem will go away."

When using the iPad to access GROWLr the messages will not sync and update to include messages received on the iPhone. When I have contacted GROWLr support I receive the same boilerplate response: "when Apple upgrades their software hopefully this problem will go away."

I cannot wait for a savvy entrepreneur to come along use The growler format as an example and tweak it before charging people for using it.

Worth it!


Over the years it has always been a reliable source of contacts and chats with buddies all over the world. I enjoyed it much, and I hope it continues to work for years to come! Thx for the hard work guys!

As a suggestion, I find it could be improved: a feature that would allow me to ‘play’ with profiles (swipe left I like, swipe right you are amazing, swipe up let’s meet!) would add more time spent on the app itself, and the woofs and such could be immediately available instead of scrolling to find and use them.

Tired of Lies


So, if you don’t open the app for a few days, you get a notification that your account will no longer be “active” unless you open it back up. Perhaps we have different definitions for what that means. I have been off for several months before. When I redownloaded and opened it back up, nothing changed. It’s as if I had never left. Not a good selection of men (due to location and limits by the app itself) and a little surprised at the childish approach to the design. And too many ads. For my area, it’s simply not worth the expense of paying for a subscription. Want to see a message, ad. Open up the app, ad. See viewers, ad. Sometimes less is more.


Initech, LLC
41.4 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
© 2010 Initech LLC
In-App Purchases
  1. GROWLr PRO Membership $7.99
  2. GROWLr PRO Membership $3.99
  3. GROWLr PRO Membership $19.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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