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Reviews of the Top 10 Swinger Dating Websites of 2017

Welcome to our reviews of the Best Swinger Dating Websites of 2017. Check out our top 10 list below and follow our links to read our full in-depth review of each swinger dating website, alongside which you'll find costs and features lists, user reviews and videos to help you make the right choice.


Editor's Top 10 Buying Guide
 

How to Choose the Right Swinger Dating Website

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Introduction

Swinger dating isn’t just about couple swapping, it’s for anyone who wants to meet like-minded people for sexual encounters. There are a lot of websites out there to suit your needs, but how are you to know which is the one for you? Well, we’re here to help. This buying guide will tell you about some of the important aspects you might want to consider before becoming a paid subscriber to any swinger dating website. Therefore, if you use this buying guide in conjunction with our in-depth product reviews, it should improve chances of finding a suitable swinger dating website.

 

Chances of getting a date

This is actually more complex than it sounds. It’s not just about membership numbers but the sorts of people who are members on a site and how much time they spend on it. A site may have a million members but if only 10% bother to complete their profile and only 10% of them keep coming back then your chances of meeting a person in your area who uses the site regularly is slim. A good way to check this is to perform a search in your area. Many sites will allow you to see when members were last online and to view their profile. Of course the more members a site hosts, the more likely it is that they have members returning. Another important consideration is how “specific” the site is. Some sites are devoted to couple sex swaps, for example, or swinging parties. If you’re not interested in those things then look elsewhere because you’re unlikely to get a date from them. Most sites allow you to choose the sort of encounter you’re looking for and will then match you with members who want similar encounters, so check the options in the search.

 

Features

These vary massively from site to site. It depends on what you’ve an interest in. Sometimes a site will have very few features but they work well, so if you’re not interested in “flirts” and accessing adult videos then they might be fine for you. Others offer more unique features such as live web cam chats or virtual dates, which will help to give you an idea of a member “in the flesh”. The most important features will likely be the search features (does it have all the options you’re interested in? Can you filter out profiles without photos?), though if you’re interested in getting to know people by speaking to larger groups then it is worth checking whether or not the site has a forum / chat room area and whether or not it is used much. Some features are just filler and don’t really serve much of a purpose. Do you really need flirts, gifts, winks and “likes” all on one site? It’s not really a deal breaker but it can sometimes become confusing to have too many features which you’re not interested in using.

 

Quality / size of photos

Due to the nature of some of the photographs on adult / swingers dating sites there can be a lot of explicit images. Bear this in mind, particularly if you’re not keen on being confronted by full frontal nudity. Some sites have a “safe” mode which will ignore more explicit photos. Often photos are taken in the heat of passion, too, so aren’t always very clear or well lit. On occasion the quality is so low and the photography so bad that it’s hard to see a member in any useful way, so check what file size is allowed. As a general rule the higher the file size allowance, the better photos members tend to have. Some sites also allow you to upload videos, which is a good way to set yourself apart from other members and to promote your good points in a lively way. Check the safety/privacy settings too. If you don’t want all of your photos to be available to everyone on the site then you may want to have a a “private” folder which restricts access and puts you in control of their accessibility.

 

Help / technical support

This is generally an area where sites fall short. Mostly you shouldn’t have too many problems and the FAQ should be able to help with any that occur. Check whether the FAQ is easy to use; can you search by keyword? Can you email a help centre? Is there a community of people who might help? The biggest drawback with lack of support is when something goes wrong with your payment (for example your contract is extended automatically and you want to cancel) but you don’t seem to get any reply from the admin team. You can search for user reviews (some of which can be found on no1review), though these tend to be overrun by people complaining rather than giving a broad account of the system so it can be a little misleading.

 

Ease of use / Ease of joining

How easy is it to find what you want on the site? Are pages loading properly? Are there dead links and random adverts? Sometimes these are minor irritations, other times they can be crippling or infuriating. Have a hunt around a site to see if you can navigate it with ease. Registration is nearly always free on dating websites but some offer more interesting or in depth systems to get a real sense of what you want and who you are.

 

Value for money

This is a very personal attribute. Some sites are free but completely unworkable, so they waste your time and patience. Others are more expensive but offer a far superior service. Nearly all sites offer a range of subscription packages; think carefully about how long you want to be a member and how much you can afford or are willing to spend. Look at whether the payment is a one-off (all comes out at once) or is a monthly bill.

And that’s about all we can say to set you on your path. Go ahead and read our reviews. Remember that these sites are often very different and will each offer different things to different people. Try signing up for a few, testing out the free service and thinking about which seems best for what you want. Good luck, and enjoy yourself!