Social Media Online Dating How to Meet Guys on the GROWLr App for Android How to use the social network app for bears By Brandon De Hoyos Writer Brandon de Hoyos is former freelance contributor to Lifewire and a self-described IM veteran who covers the latest in messaging trends and videography. our editorial process LinkedIn Brandon De Hoyos Updated December 15, 2019 Online Dating Facebook Flipboard Pinterest Twitter Snapchat Instagram YouTube Online Dating Tweet Share Email The GROWLr app for Android offers men the ability to meet members of the bear community, whether they be cubs, otters, polar bears, among others. View profiles for free, share and receive photos, share your location with the check-in feature, find local bear bars and hangouts, send "Shout" broadcast messages and more right from your Android device. Getting the GROWLr App for Android Brandon De Hoyos Before you can start meeting new buddies for dates and activities, you will need to follow these easy steps to download the Growlr app to your Android device using these step by step instructions: Locate the Google Play Store on your device.Tap on the magnifying glass, located in the top right corner, and search for GROWLr in the field provided.Tap on the GROWLr app icon.Tap the Install button.Tap the Accept & Install button from the next screen to begin your download. Launch GROWLr Once GROWLr has completed installation, you can launch the app software on your Android device by locating the app's icon and tapping it. You'll recognize the app by the GROWLr logo. You will be prompted to either sign in to or create a free GROWLr account for your Android device. To sign in, enter your screen name and password and tap the Login button to continue. If you have an account and have forgotten your password, you can recover it by tapping the Forgot Password button. Creating a GROWLr Account and Profile If you do not have an account yet, click the Create New Account button and complete the registration to start a new account. You can add pictures by uploading a photo or taking a photo with your phone's camera. For your profile, you can include a range of information. Much of it is optional, but the more you fill out the more likely you will attract attention from other users who want to know more about you. Profile details include: NameLocationWorkBirthdayHeightWeightRaceStatus"I Am"Looking ForAbout SectionFacebook Page address Tap Save to post your profile to the GROWLr network. Using Growlr for Android Once you have created and saved your profile, you can start using GROWLr to meet people, send messages and even find events and bars near your location. Tap the menu icon to find all the ways you can interact with the app and the GROWLr community. Bears — Under the three-bear icon, you can find users online from around the world, in your area and on your own "Favorites" list. At the bottom of the screen are three tabs: Online, Nearby, and Favorites. Messages — Tapping Messages (or tapping Msgs in the upper right of the app screen when viewing users) opens your messages inbox where you will find all your chats with other users on the app. Viewers — See who has been checking out your profile. Meets — Displays meet requests you have received or sent. Set your meet preferences by tapping the cog icon located in the upper right of the app screen. Profile: Create your GROWLr profile and start meeting new friends now. Galleries — View photos and more from popular members and more. Search — Search for other members based on location, or by setting a variety of criteria such as age ranges, height and weight ranges, whether the users have photos associated with their profiles and more. SHOUT! — This is an in-app purchase feature that sends a message to all users in the defined area that have been active in the last week. FLASH! — This is an in-app purchase feature that unlocks your private media, such as pictures, to all users in a specific area. Blog — Create a blog entry to go with your profile and keep your fans and admirers up-to-date on what's happening in your life. Blog entries automatically expire after seven days. Check-ins — Share your current location and find nearby guys. Events — Need something to do? Check out bear events in your area when you check out the GROWLr calendar of events using the center icon. Bars — Click the drinks icon to find local bear bars in your area where you can find guys similar to those on the app.