Easy to Use
When you sign up, you can choose a nickname or want to have your first name made visible. Not all members decide to provide a great deal of information about themselves, so you will need to ask them if there is anything else you want to know. The app does have an issue with fake profiles due to the way it is so easy to create them. Not all members are checked by the admin team, which means you do need to be vigilant for bogus users. If you do suspect someone is abusing the service or isn’t who they say they are, you can always report them to the customer service team.
It’s free to chat on the service, and you can create posts and view other members’ content. Video chat is also available, and you can use the search for free. You can seek out bears based on who is currently online, close to you, and have been marked as your favorites. However, you can also look for bears that are located hundreds or even thousands of miles away. You can also check into your current location to see if any other members are currently nearby.
The app also shows you any nearby events that bears are set to attend, while the Birthday feature tells you about any upcoming birthdays that your favorites have coming up. You can also find out which bears frequently attend local bars via the app, and you can also use the app to see which bears have requested to meet you. You can also create personal notes and memos. The app also allows you to comment on other users’ blogs, see who has been looking at your profile, and more. If you have a business, you can use the SHOUT feature for advertising this to others. You only need to pay a modest sum for this.
Are you wondering how to search on Growlr? You can search for members using various filters. The app will tell you who is currently online, nearby, and so on. Messaging is a straightforward process, and you shouldn’t have any trouble getting to grips with it.
Safety & Security
One issue Growlr has with safety and security is that it’s so easy to create a fake profile. Nonetheless, you can get in touch with customer support if anyone is acting suspiciously. If you do decide to meet somebody that you found on the app, do so in a public place, let someone know where you are going and let them know when you will be back. You can make complaints by sending a message to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find information on dating safety in the FAQ section.
Many gay men, including gay bears around the world, have been able to use Growlr to fulfill their sexual and even romantic needs. Extra features like SHOUT! and FLASH! are ideal for those that want to promote their businesses and get their profiles highlighted respectively. One issue for Growlr users is that it’s very easy to create fake profiles using the app, and not every member is checked and verified. However, you can report anyone who seems dubious. There is also a very detailed FAQ section that should answer any questions that you have about the app. Some people have complained about the app frequently crashing, and the design could be updated to give it a more modern look. Complaints about messages disappearing have also been made.
Nonetheless, Growlr seems to be a very useful tool for gay men that want to meet others in their local area and around the world. The fact that so many of the features are free to use makes it highly appealing to a wide range of gay men, as does the video chat facility. You can also save a great deal of money on the PRO version if you’re prepared to sign up for a substantial period of time.