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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GROWLr PRO - 1 month, $9.99 USD
GROWLr PRO - 3 months, $23.99 USD
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GROWLr PRO - 1 year, $71.99 USD

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What’s New

Version 16.7.0

- Bug fixes and performance optimizations

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
40.6K Ratings

40.6K Ratings

susanbuttman ,

It’s a pretty good app for bigger guys

Aside from the formatting of some of the features it’s definitely a good alternative if you’re a bit on the heavier side. Or even if you’re just into bigger guys. Honestly the only things I would complain about are sort of nit picky. I don’t love the color scheme, and the way you get to some of the features.

I think a darker theme could be cool, like a night mode or something. Or the option to customize the color scheme or something. Just something to set this app apart a bit more. Make the other devs jealous lol idk.

Honestly my primary issue right now is one I’m not sure of the cause for, but it’s probably just me. When I’m using my Data I can get on just fine. But using my moms home Wifi it won’t get off of the load screen. And I don’t have this issue with any other apps. Though, Bumble can’t locate me, and I don’t have cell service at my moms place. So I can’t just use data. So, that kinda hinders my usage of the app for the moment. But oh well I guess. That’s probably just a me problem.

muse-ic ,

Too many scammers soliciting for business

Used to be good but is now getting ruined by daily scammers — I feel obliged to report them every time the apps directions and then I’m going to block them it’s very time-consuming and annoying and I paid full subscription price for the app — Why is it my job to scream scammers?? Growlr fix it or I’m outta here

And also could use a redesign/significant update — It should be easier for us to get rid of select read messages — Currently u have to go through all your history and select which ones to delete or the app clogs up your phone’s memory — would be nice — there should also be a way to block msgs from faceless profiles (which should be banned in 2019 for Pete’s sake) — tired of having to block them — and how about the ability to add more photos than 5 a la Scruff or at least to select multiple photos at once — in the age of rapid change don’t make the mistake of resting on your laurels a la Bear 411 — we put the bread on your table — I suggest you listen or make it more intuitive should I be missing anything here...

UPDATE Mar 12, 2021: It’s almost impossible to message with the new update there is no message box —The only thing I can do is add the default responses like OK or thanks. IPHONE USER

dbear81 ,

Glitchy and annoying

I drive the country for work and use apps to occasionally meet locals, this one is NOT helpful. It frequently will not update your location, so no one can see your current location—I get a lot of messages a day after I leave someplace, and many times they tell me “but it says you’re 2 miles from me” when I’m about 600. You look to see who’s on-line and find a green dot on someone who was last active two days ago—it won’t update. You can log in and within five minutes, you’re getting robo-spam trying to re-direct you to a dating website or trying to sell “personal “ services, and it happens far too much. Too many pop-ups for irrelevant features and services upon opening the app, far too many annoying messages from the admin about someone streaming or this many people looked at your profile or “we haven’t seen you in 18 hours, please log in to remain active “ and you can’t shut them down without losing messaging you really want to know about. Yes, the app serves a niche community, but the problems over the years that don’t get fixed or that multiply are pushing me to the edge of deleting the app out of uselessness and pure annoyance.

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