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GROWLr: Gay Bear Social Network

By Initech LLC

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More Bears in More Places...

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 2,000,000 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, $3.99 USD
GROWLr PRO - 3 months, $9.99 USD
GROWLr PRO - 6 months, $17.99 USD
GROWLr PRO - 1 year, $29.99 USD

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- No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period
- Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication.

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What's New in Version 7.0

- iOS 7 Updates
- Fixed missing character on text wrap bug in chat
- Fixed international keyboard not sizing correctly bug in chat
- Other minor bug fixes and performance improvements

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Customer Reviews

Excellent app!

I find I enjoy using this app a great deal more than the alternatives, such as GRINDr and Scruff. I really like that I can access profiles and messages in various ways and appreciate the Events publication. Very useful for finding folks who will be attending upcoming bear runs!

Update for 5.0: OMG! I have hoped and asked and wanted searching and at last we have it. THANK YOU!

I do wish we could apply filters to our normal views, like global options, but the searching is a big improvement.

Update for 5.1: yay! More to see on the bigger iPhone 5 screen. Much appreciated. I hope this also addresses an issue I've had previously, where the text input field (for chats) becomes unusable while on a phone call, but haven't had a change to try it yet with this release.

Love the app. Keep the good stuff rolling in! ;-)

Polar bear

Great app! I paid for the upgrade & am pleased. I would like to suggest that the "delete" option be available for viewers who seem to randomly view my profile. Example: xyz unlocks his privates & asks for mine even before he says woof. I can look or rather just choose to delete. Those viewers I choose to contact later or when I have more time, would stay on my viewers list longer.
Thanks, Jay
Also, it would have been nice to get a notice when my subscription was up for renewal. I was caught without a notice, & now have to pay a higher amount. I certainly would have renewed but a notice would have been a great courtesy.
Otherwise---excellent app. !

The only Apps that I have, the others deleted!

I found Growlr fun and exciting compared to other Gay Apps that I already deleted from my phone. The culture and atmosphere of Growlr is mostly friendly and uninhibited with less "attitudes" among its members. Prior to Growlr, I care less of Bear man. But I discovered that Bears are the most attractive, warm, and welcoming group. I'm a skinny-smooth guy and the people in this Apps has pointed out the inner "Bear" inside me and I treasured it. I highly recommend Growlr to anyone that is looking for quality friends.

GROWLr: Gay Bear Social Network
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  • Free
  • Category: Social Networking
  • Updated: Jan 17, 2014
  • Version: 7.0
  • Size: 5.7 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Initech, LLC
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
  • Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes

Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. GROWLr PRO Membership$3.99
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  3. GROWLr PRO Membership$29.99
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  5. SHOUT! (20 Miles)$19.99
  6. SHOUT! (10 Miles)$9.99
  7. GROWLr PRO Membership$17.99
  8. Custom Growl$0.99
  9. Donation (Bronze)$2.99
  10. Donation (Silver)$7.99

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