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Bears are looking for love on GROWLr this Valentine’s Day with NextDate!

What a perfect time then to be launching NextDate — a new dating feature on GROWLr Live!

GROWLr, every bear’s favourite dating app, is the place to be this Valentine’s Day as findings from a recent survey show that two thirds of the bears on the app are looking for a date on Valentine’s Day and a staggering 80% of the respondents will be using GROWLr to find that date!

NextDate is a fun to play and super interactive form of speed dating that members control. A streamer will allow others to join them in the stream for a set amount of time (anywhere from 1 to 5 minutes), and the streamer is provided with a bunch of ice-breaker questions so they can get to know each other better. Some of the questions are hysterical and even if you don’t want to pay NextDate, it’s incredibly entertaining to watch! 

One of the most popular ways to play NextDate is in BlindDate mode –- that means the streamer does not immediately see who he is talking to, the guest’s image is pixelated at first and then as they chat his image is slowly revealed.

Bears have been really loving NextDate and we can’t wait to see successful dates come out of it! Love most definitely is in the air on GROWLr as a fifth of respondents to the survey who stated that they are in a relationship, found their special someone through GROWLr!

I had just moved to a new city and I saw my now husband’s profile and thought he was very attractive. I don’t remember who messaged who first, but we decided to meet up and continued to date. After a couple years we got married and have been married for 4 years now!


It was two weeks before I was starting a new position. He was new on GROWLr and very young & inexperienced. First, I wanted to be friends with him and to help him understand his sexuality. We decided to meet, and it happened… There was Cupid and we fell in love! We have been together four years now and we are happy. We come back often to GROWLr to search for Bear friends because it’s difficult to be gay in our country.


My partner and I met 9 years ago on GROWLr. I was living in Australia; he was living in the US. I flew over a couple of times over four years to travel around America together. Finally, my partner got a visa and moved to Australia. We lived there together for four years and now we are living in the States having got married in 2019. It’s been an amazing road and funnily enough started with my partner messaging me from the US nine years ago on GROWLr saying ‘Nice smile’


Get onto GROWLr and go check out the NextDate feature. Even if you’re not looking for love, it’s definitely a good time!

Download GROWLr on Google Play and the App Store today to get in on the fun!

BWM Staff

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