GROWLr: Gay Bears Near You

GROWLr: Gay Bears Near You

Review

GROWLr is a social networking app which is exclusive for the gay community. The term “bear” in the app refers to a gay man who is muscular and belongs to the community of gays that is very inclusive. Some are buffed, some are hairy or heavy, while others are none of the above. If you are looking for a community that will accept you just the way you are no matter what, then the GROWLr mobile app is the right one for you.

Design 4/5

Being a social networking app, it has been designed in such a way that makes it easy for a user to browse and view profiles of other members in the community, as well as befriend them. It has more than 9 million members worldwide and allows people to meet conveniently. The design makes it possible for you to see every member’s details: their name, country, city, age, preferences, hobbies, and pictures. You can also add photos and videos, send messages and pics, and search for what you are looking for. Although it does seem it’s time for a revamp; the interface looks like it’s straight from the early 2010s.

Content and Features 4/5

If you are looking for a perfect way to meet guys and make friends, then GROWLr is the right choice. You can use the app from anywhere you are, even from the comfort of your own home. You can send and receive private messages instantly, as well as videos and pictures. The app also allows you to see anything new in your customized feed, and add private posts. Users also get up-to-date bear bar listings, check-in features, notes, galleries, among other great stuff. The app was such a success that it won the 2014 Cyberscoket award for the Best Hookup App for gay men. It allows only males that are 18 years and above. Nude photos or sex acts are strictly prohibited. Another cool feature about the app is that it is free to download and install on your device.

User Experience 4/5

The app offers an array of exciting features, from a large number of members to an easy way of browsing through each one of them and checking their details. You can meet people even from your neighborhood or other countries easily. It also has a well-customized feed; it is fast and reliable. It doesn’t have judgmental people scrutinizing what you like, which shows that the community is very friendly and accommodating. One drawback is that you can’t restrict numbers of scammers that have fake information. The overall experience is solid, and the app is worth having on your device.

Compatibility 4/5

The GROWLr mobile app is compatible with both Android and iOS gadgets. It works well on Android devices running on version 4.1 and above and iDevices with iOS 9.0 or later (compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch).

Conclusion

If you are looking for the right social networking app for gay men, then the GROWLr would be a good recommendation. With over 9 million members spread across the world, finding the right friends and partners won’t be that hard. While the interface craves a renovation, the core experience is exceptional.

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GROWLr: Gay Bears Near You review

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GROWLr: Gay Bears Near You review

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GROWLr is a social networking app which is exclusive for the gay community. The term “bear” in the app refers to a gay man who is muscular and belongs to the community of gays that is very inclusive. Some are buffed, some are hairy or heavy, while others are none of the above. If you are looking for a community that will accept you just the way you are no matter what, then the GROWLr mobile app is the right one for you.

Design 4/5

Being a social networking app, it has been designed in such a way that makes it easy for a user to browse and view profiles of other members in the community, as well as befriend them. It has more than 9 million members worldwide and allows people to meet conveniently. The design makes it possible for you to see every member’s details: their name, country, city, age, preferences, hobbies, and pictures. You can also add photos and videos, send messages and pics, and search for what you are looking for. Although it does seem it’s time for a revamp; the interface looks like it’s straight from the early 2010s.

Content and Features 4/5

If you are looking for a perfect way to meet guys and make friends, then GROWLr is the right choice. You can use the app from anywhere you are, even from the comfort of your own home. You can send and receive private messages instantly, as well as videos and pictures. The app also allows you to see anything new in your customized feed, and add private posts. Users also get up-to-date bear bar listings, check-in features, notes, galleries, among other great stuff. The app was such a success that it won the 2014 Cyberscoket award for the Best Hookup App for gay men. It allows only males that are 18 years and above. Nude photos or sex acts are strictly prohibited. Another cool feature about the app is that it is free to download and install on your device.

User Experience 4/5

The app offers an array of exciting features, from a large number of members to an easy way of browsing through each one of them and checking their details. You can meet people even from your neighborhood or other countries easily. It also has a well-customized feed; it is fast and reliable. It doesn’t have judgmental people scrutinizing what you like, which shows that the community is very friendly and accommodating. One drawback is that you can’t restrict numbers of scammers that have fake information. The overall experience is solid, and the app is worth having on your device.

Compatibility 4/5

The GROWLr mobile app is compatible with both Android and iOS gadgets. It works well on Android devices running on version 4.1 and above and iDevices with iOS 9.0 or later (compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch).

Conclusion

If you are looking for the right social networking app for gay men, then the GROWLr would be a good recommendation. With over 9 million members spread across the world, finding the right friends and partners won’t be that hard. While the interface craves a renovation, the core experience is exceptional.

Pros:

  • It has millions of members you can socialize with
  • Compatible with both Android and iOS
  • Great functionality

Cons:

  • Old-looking UI
  • It does not restrict scammers with fake info from contacting you
  • Toggle controls are too wide and too close together which requires a user to be careful when selecting any of them

Design 4

Content and features 4

User Experience 4

Devices 4

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