SDC, or Swingers Date Club, has more worldwide members than most of the sites we’ve tried in our whole time looking at swinger dating sites. Each time we signed on, there were thousands of couples and singles that were online at the current time. We like it when a site is upfront about how many people were online, rather than just saying how many total members they have.
SDC also had a lot of fun features and one of our favorite interfaces, which pretty much makes up for the fact that they don’t have quite as many domestic members as the sites ranked higher up on our list.
For many reasons, there were good and bad things about SDC.com, but the good vastly outweighed the bad!
Our Results From SDC.com Over 3 Months: Is SDC.com Worth It?
SDC.com is definitely worth your time, although the results aren’t quite as spectacular as SwingerProfiles or EroticAds, our favorite two websites for meeting swinging couples. Over three months, we sent out 300 emails as our sampling base—yes, that’s 100 emails per month.
On SDC.com, we got back 181 emails, over 60%, which is a fantastic rate of response for a dating website of any kind, let alone a couples swinging website. Of those, we set up dates with 22 couples, and we were really eager to see how these dates would go.
Only 15 couples showed up, but we had fantastic dates with almost all of those. We wound up closing the deal with 12 of them, and of those, a few we still see on a regular or semi-regular basis.
SDC.com: Top 3 Messages That Got The Best Responses
Here are some of the emails that really made a splash on SDC and got great responses.
Example 1: “Hi, Jill and Al,
It’s so refreshing to see a couple like you on here! I’ve been in the swinging scene for years, but I avoid the clubs and meet-ups, and it’s nice to see that you do too! I thought I was the only one who thought they were like “exclusive clubs.” I noticed you two said you’d be willing to add a single woman to your relationship. I’m a unicorn, and honestly, I think both of you are drop-dead gorgeous. Would you be willing to meet up and see if we’re compatible? There’s a great botanical garden near me, I’d love to show it to you. Talk soon,
(A unicorn is a single woman who wants to be added to the relationship of a man and woman. See this and other swinger lingo on our page understanding swinger slang and lingo.)
Example 2: “Hi, Chip and Liv,
Love the photos, you can really see where you two got those beach bodies. My wife and I love hitting the surf around this time of year, especially with another couple that we have fun talking with. If you two are interested, we could check out some of the beaches around here together and see if we click. We can entertain, but we’re fine with traveling, too. Hope to hear from you,
Pat and Monica”
Example 3: “Hi, Ty and Val,
It isn’t often you see a couple that looks as still in love with each other as you two do on here. It’s even less often that you see a couple like that who wants to add a single man to the relationship! My name is Todd, and I’ve only been in the swinging scene for a few months, and I’ve never seen a couple that looks as fantastic together as you. I’m attaching a picture of me….hope you like what you see. Later,
What Made SDC.com Awesome! SDC.com Features We Loved
One of the things we loved most about SDC.com was the layout. It’s crisp and colorful, and very easy to use. We never got lost on SDC (even the older ones among us, hint hint), looking for buttons or features. Everything was very intuitive, which made it easy to use the search function and to respond to emails and instant messages.
Another thing we loved was a pinpoint-precise sorting algorithm. We’re not sure how, but most of the sites we’ve used accidentally slip members who are farther away or don’t meet our criteria into the top slots, and we have to filter them out ourselves. That wasn’t the case with SDC.com.
Get An Edge Over Other People On SDC.com: Secret Dating Tactics
One of the best ways to get an edge on SDC.com is to head into the video chat room or make a member’s video. We were surprised, too! Once we made a member video, the amount of replies we got to our emails went up by huge numbers, which we were pretty thrilled with. It’s easy and fast to upload, and we got a fantastic response.
Another great way to get an edge is to post pictures of your face. There are a huge amount of members on SDC.com that just post pictures of their bodies, or of a totally random object like a dog or a flowerpot. Even the ones that do post their faces are usually in terrible photo conditions. Try posting a picture with nice lighting, basing it off our guide to posting a great profile photo that will increase your chances on swinger dating sites.
SDC.com: Things We Didn’t Love About it
The one thing that really bugged us about SDC was the chat feature. For some weird reason, sometimes when we tried to send a chat it would close out in the middle of typing, and we’d have to type it over again.
Another thing we weren’t super thrilled about was the fact that we did get several spam messages (not included in our final tally of responses). These weren’t from the members we tried to contact, just people who were looking for a free ride. They’re pretty easy to spot if you read our guide to not getting caught by spammers.
SDC.com Review: The Final Word On Using SDC.com For Swingers Dating
SDC is a great website to use for looking for swinging couples. However, it’s not as good as our first pick, SwingerProfiles. If you’re just going to use one site, use that. If you want to use several sites at once, SDC is a great backup.