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Swingtowns review: SwingTowns polyamory service detailed reviews

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Members no data
Popularity 560,000 users per month
Gender proportion too many options of genders to estimate the proportion
Geography 85% from the USA
Account verification photo or payment
Mobile app none
Price $16.99 per month – $199 lifetime
Free version register and search
Fraud risk low
Hookup chance ★★★☆☆

SwingTowns is a social network for polyamory sexual and romantic adventures. If you are a single, a couple or a polycule you can register a Facebook-like account and dive into the non-monogamy philosophy of the ST community.

We joined the ST social network and tried to search for SwingTowns swingers there. Meanwhile, we were evaluating the service by several parameters:

  • Affordability: what are the prices of premium accounts at ST;
  • Interface: is it easy to use the service;
  • Audience quality: who can you meet in this swingers network;
  • Security and privacy: is it safe to create an account on ST;
  • Hookup chances: whether you will achieve your goals to meet someone there.

Affordability

★★★★☆

Swingtowns is a service of the lower price segment. You will not find paid messages of chatroom minutes there, however, you still need to pay for some options that make your ST surfing more convenient.

Free services

Registration, simply searching through the members’ profiles and messaging if free at ST. If you want to search by location, accurate username or online/offline status then the paid account is necessary.

Paid services

After you pay for your ST account it will become a SwingTowns Extra. Except for advanced search, you will get the option to see everyone who liked you, unlimited rewinds (so you can like someone as many times as you like and attract their attention) and see X-rated materials. Privacy settings will also be upgraded and you will be able to choose, which members can see you.

The prices for ST Extra start from 17 dollars for a month:

  • $16.99 per month,
  • $33.98 for 3 months (buy 2 get 1 free),
  • $169 lifetime.

At your financial statement, no info related to swingers will be shown. If you are located in the USA you can even pay with cash via mail.

SwingTowns service is affordable: you can try it for a month and then pay for the lifetime Extra account $169. However, we believe that the auditory of ST is so marginal that a paid account might not help to find something worthwhile.

Audience quality

★☆☆☆☆

Most accounts we met at the ST platform were decorated with pictures of awful quality and contained scarce information about the owners. Pictures are reviewed by the moderators but their purpose is to check the authenticity, not the informativity. Same with the profile info: filling it is not obligatory. The impression is that everyone has joined the ST service to take a peek at what’s going on there, not showing self.

Age and gender distribution

There is not public information and it would be hard to count the ratio since there are profiles of singles, couples, and groups. This site is for swingers, not for matching romantic “male + female” couples, so it’s difficult to say at once what gender or even quantity of people owns the account.

Fakes and scammers

Marginals are the majority of SwingTowns auditory, they stand by the common philosophy of polyamory relationships for everyone. There is no reason for blackmailing and no option to pay for longer communication at this service, so the risks are minimal for the members. If you came to ST consciously you are going to find there lots of similar-thinking people and the only chance to meet a scammer is offline arrangements outside the site responsibility.

SwingTowns swingers are people of a specific state of mind. They heap together and deal about having fun. If you are one of the polyamory enthusiasts you more likely will meet one-minders than scammers since there is no room for scamming maneuvers at ST.

Interface

★★★★☆

ST service resembles a social network, we would say it looks like a simple version of Facebook. Your page has a profile picture and a header, you can add photos and they will display at your profile’s history. Other users’ accounts look the same to you when you visit their pages.

Signing up

To start the registration process at the ST platform you need to choose the account type at first. There are options: single, couple or polycule personal profiles or an account for swingers club (interest group, thematic site, etc.).

If you choose polycule type of profile you will see info boxes to fill about three or more people. This account can be switched into single or couple later.

Selecting any type of account, you need to fill the registration form adding some personal info: email, password, username, appearance parameters and preferences for the search.

You can also write a hello message and optionally add a username of a friend who invited you to the Swingtowns.

The second step of registration is a clarification of your preferences. The system shows you the option of account types that you would like to see at your searching feed. This step is important since the ST algorithm will show your profile to and let you search through the profiles of selected types only.

The ST service will send you a welcome email but there is no need to confirm it clicking at any links. Account confirmation is uploading your picture.

You have to upload a picture (which will be reviewed by admins and can be rejected). Or you can pay for SwingTowns Extra account and moderate your private and public pictures later. If you want to moderate the privacy of your albums (for example, show them to specific users only) you need to get a paid account.

The main pages of your account are your profile page and a home page. On the first one, you can change pictures and personal data.

On the second one, you can see your statistics and edit preferences. On the left part, you will find simple gamification for the start: completing tasks (for example, like 3 people), you will move on the functionality of the ST service and make connections with other users.

To meet offline, you can join events organized by other ST members or create your own ones. All event info is displayed on the home page.

Searching

There are various options of search at ST:

  • New — system is showing the accounts that match your preferences and were created recently;
  • Nearby — searching around you;
  • Location — searching at specific locations;
  • Groups, clubs, and pages — looking through the interest groups created by other members, where you can find people and communicate;
  • Travel and events — events in your area or in other places where you are planning to go.

There two basically different types of search:

  • You set the search preferences and look through the profiles — starting a conversation if you like someone;
  • The ST system shows you the profile you might like — and you like/dislike it; in case of matching likes, you can start a chat.

Chat

Chatting is available after matching. If you liked another user and he/she/they liked you the mailing option will appear. You can send both “likes” and message requests, then waiting till the user accepts or denies it

Seeing if your message was read is an ST Extra option.

Mobile app

The Swintowns app exists neither for iOs nor for Android: you can use the mobile version of the site but desktop one is more convenient.

Using the ST site is easy, the system resembles a social network like Facebook. We can’t say that ST design has impressed us that much but everything you need is easy to find.

Security and privacy

★★☆☆☆

No data-leaking or member-stalking information has been ever revealed about ST. Creating an account, you only use an email and a picture. Even more, the system doesn’t ask for an email confirmation and you can use any picture, so there is no opportunity to relate your ST account with yourself.

At the same time, there are no options of 2FA or blocking the account due to the suspicious activity, so anyone who steals your password can steal the ST profile.

SwingTowns site doesn’t look like the high-level security site: your account can be stolen quite easy. However, the requirements from the ST system are low, so you can privately use a discreet identity for the ST profile.

Hookup chance

★★★☆☆

Due to the specificity of SwingTowns, members have definite interests and searching goals. It is pointless to look for the traditional monogamous relationships or a standard one-night stand. ST members are swingers, polyamory partners and multi-membered families: you only have the hookup chance if you stick to the same goals.

Matching algorithms

Regular and premium search options can show you various types of accounts: near you, by location, by online status, etc. Though profiles that you see and members who can see you — all of them will fall into the categories that you tick at Contact preferences.

If you are not sure what you are looking for this system might get confusing.

SwingTowns site is full of swingers and polyamory enthusiasts. If you are one of them or want to try something non-standard the hookup chance is high.

Alternatives

If you want to try something more traditional in relationships, try one the following services:

Platform Hookup chance
Pure ★★★★★
Match ★★★☆☆
Zoosk ★★☆☆☆
OkCupid ★★★★☆
Happn ★★★★☆
Badoo ★★☆☆☆
Tinder ★★★☆☆

Want to simplify the dating process? Check out our review of Backpage alternative websites.

FAQ

Is SwingTowns free?

ST site offers many free options but full functionality is paid.

Is SwingTowns legit and real?

SwingTowns site operates from 2009 and belongs to Street Ink Corporation from Apopka, Florida.

Is SwingTowns safe?

We don’t think it is. So do the site admins, mentioning in the terms of use that they are not responsible for third-parties authorizing at your account.

Is it worth paying for SwingTowns?

Pricing is reasonable, however, you should only pay for ST account if you know why you need it.

What kind of dating site is SwingTowns?

SwingTowns site gathers swingers and polyamory enthusiasts.

Is there a mobile application for SwingTowns?

No, there is only a mobile version of the ST site.

Can I search for someone on SwingTowns?

If you want to search for someone by the username, you have to purchase a premium membership.

Can you have two SwingTowns accounts?

Sure. You can have as many accounts as many emails you provide.

Can SwingTowns delete my account?

If you break the rules (like abuse or stalk other members, extort money, etc) your account can be suspended at the discretion of admins.

How do I delete my SwingTowns account?

In the Profile menu, there is an option of disabling the account.

How to cancel the subscription?

In the menu, there are Profile settings where you can cancel the subscription on paid membership if you pay every month or every three months

Is SwingTowns for serious relationships?

For serious and frivolous non-monogamous relationships.

Can you look up people on SwingTowns?

Yes, there are various parameters of the search.

The bottom line

SwingTowns site is a virtual space for meeting polyamory enthusiasts. There, you can register as a single, couple or even a group of people and find users that stick to the anti-monogamy philosophy at the same variety. If you’re not into changing partners of sharing romantic and sexual relationships more than two it’s not your kind of dating service.

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James Miller
Born in Los Angeles, graduated from a college as a journalist, and spent several years as a freelancer writing about cultural events. From 2017, James writes about love and relationships and explores dating services.

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