SDC.com Review — Facilitating the Swinging Lifestyle
SDC.com is the official dating site for Swingers Date Club. It is one of the oldest and most well-established dating platforms for swingers. It has been in continuous operation since the year 2000. While the SDC brand might resonate with those who have been part of the swinging lifestyle for over a decade, for those new to swinging, SDC.com might be something new to them. Now available not only for desktop browsers but also with native mobile apps for both iOS and Android devices, SDC.com is making a strong resurgence with those new to the swinging community. If you are new to swinging and are curious about finding new ways of meeting like-minded couples, you should read our full review of SDC.com.
SDC.com Review Results
Final Word on SDC.com
SDC.com, a.ka. Swingers Date Club, has been able to stay on top of the swinging community for nearly two decades because it has consistently provided a quality platform for facilitating meetups between swingers. Even though it may look antiquated, it provides one of the best user experiences that we have seen for the swinging community. Regardless of your level of experience as a swinger, you will definitely obtain value from this site.
We would rate SDC as VERY GOOD.
— Pros and Cons —
- One of the oldest and most well-established swinging sites
- Large and active user base
- Native mobile apps for Android and iOS devices
- Seven-day free trial does not require credit card information
- The desktop version looks antiquated
- Few events available in smaller population centers
— In-Depth SDC.com Review —
When you first visit the SDC.com website you might be initially inclined to bounce away as quickly as possible. It cannot be denied that the overall look of the SDC design is very antiquated. It is as if it hasn’t had any sort of significant facelift since it was first launched in the year 2000.
If you can get beyond the aesthetics of the site, however, you will be pleasantly surprised by the strong potential that SDC has to offer in terms of bringing swinging couples together.
— Registration Process —
The registration process for SDC begins on its welcome page for its desktop version and is activated automatically when you download either of its mobile apps. It will ask you for the basic information that you would expect from a swingers site. It will ask if you are a couple or a single man or woman. From there it will ask basic information about your age, location, and physical attributes.
As you progress further into the registration process, you will also be asked to volunteer additional information, such as information about tattoos and piercings. You may also elaborate further on your sexuality and your degree of sexual experience. You’ll be asked to describe your level of intelligence and how important the looks of other people are to you. Make sure you indicate your comfort level for certain sexual acts, such as anal, polygamy and oral. You can also indicate your preferred level of participation — for example, are you active, passive, do you only like to watch? You can also choose from a list of fetishes such as candle wax, dual penetration, bondage, and cybersex, among others.
During the registration process, you’re also given the opportunity to populate the open text areas of your profile page. This means that you can add a headline for your profile. There is also a description section where you can write about your looks, personality, sexual fantasies, or anything else that you feel will make you stand out. There is also a “what are you hoping to find?” section that allows you to elaborate on what you are looking for on the swinging site. SDC suggest that you use this section to your advantage — feel free to elaborate, do not limit yourself to solely a single line such as “a great time” or “mind-blowing sex.”
— Profile Photos —
At this stage, you may also choose to upload photos for your profile. Being a swinging site for open-minded adults, there are no limitations on the images that can be uploaded. As long as they belong to you and your partner alone, there is no problem with nudity or sexually explicit poses.
While uploading a photo to your profile is not mandatory on SDC, it is highly recommended that you do so. Not only does posting a photo increase the potential for others on the site to interact with you, but it also allows you to access all of the profiles on the site. There are some members that limit who can see their profiles only to those members that have profile pictures uploaded. If you want to activate this type of filter for your account, you can do so once you are on the main platform in your settings section.
— Features and User Experience —
On the left-hand side of the member’s platform, you will find your main navigation. From there you can edit your profile, upload additional pictures, upload videos, and modify your settings. You can also view your inbox, access the instant messenger, which includes video chat functionality — and you can also access special features. These include a “voyeur” section. This allows you to look at live cams from other members that get off on the idea of being watched. You can also enter the “blogs” and “communities” sections which provide excellent support, especially to those who are new to the swinging community.
The “travel” and “parties” sections allow access to listings of upcoming events that SDC is organizing for its members. You can find everything from wonderful swinging vacations in exotic locations around the world, to local parties at swinging clubs located near you.
The iOS and Android apps have a more modern look compared to the desktop version of SDC. If you are more comfortable dealing with a user interface that adheres more to contemporary navigation standards, then we would suggest that you do most of your interactions with SDC via one of its mobile apps. In terms of features and functionality, the mobile version of SDC offers the same set of features as the desktop version plus a feature they call “Laidar.” This uses your GPS information to display the approximate locations of other swingers in your area overlayed on a map.
— Cost —
There’s no cost to register a profile on SDC. The site offers new users a seven-day trial period in which they can use most of the features on the site — inclusive of messaging and online chat. This free trial does not require you to enter any credit card information. That means that you get seven days to truly test out the platform, worry-free.
If you decide to join beyond the seven-day trial period, a one-month membership has a cost of $22.95. You can also choose to pay for three months in advance for $49.95, or six months for $79.95, or obtain the best value by paying $119.95 for 12 months.