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GROWLr: Gay Bear Social Network

By Initech LLC

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More Bears in More Places...

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 5,000,000 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 and pictures. Complete and up-to-date Bear Run and Bear Bar listings. Blogs, 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 in Version 9.31

- Minor Bug Fixes and Performance Enhancements


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Customer Reviews

Problem after problem

The people on the app are never a problem. Overall the colours of the app and the layout is fantastic. Yet still there are so many bugs, from ghost messages (the ones that don't show up, but are notified that they were sent to you), or the whole app keeps freezing and you can't use it. For me frequently my messages just erase themselves. Sometimes when I'm trying to keep up with important things I can't find them. I often wonder if I upgrade to pro would these problems go away. I'm not sure at all. Just hope that anyone who goes into this knows that the app is clunky and there are numerous problems in using it.

Buggy and no support

Not a bad app, but there's a bug were sometimes when you have a picture open you can't get rid of it without rebooting your phone; there's no option to go back or close the picture. And there is no real tech support; their idea of support is a forum where other users answer your problem. In order to get support they want you to create another separate user ID just in able in order to get support. I'm already logged in, I should be able to submit a trouble ticket. On other normal apps you can

FULL PAGE ADS make this app annoying

Aside from having full page ads pop up while using this app, the interface to communicate is antiquated. It seems that they want you to pay for the service but have done nothing other than reduce features. Having full page ads on this app is the equivalent of taking this app from a decent app to an intolerable app. WHY DO YOU NOT REMOVE PEOPLE WHO ARE BLOCKED ON THE APP FROM SHOWING UP ON THE GRID? The reason I blocked them is so I can't/don't have to see them. Makes no sense. App has remained stagnant for a very long time with no updates to the UI. Lots of annoying ads. My advice is: use another app.

GROWLr: Gay Bear Social Network
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Social Networking
  • Updated:
  • Version: 9.31
  • Size: 10.2 MB
  • Language: English
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You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
  • Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes

Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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