Open relationships have a long history of potential judgment from the more conservative mindsets. Partner swapping can be regarded as odd or perverted. The truth is that the benefits of open relationships have been around for many generations and will likely only continue to grow. If you and your partner are interested in expanding your sexual horizons, a great place to start is on a lifestyle dating site like Double Date Nation. DDN offers many statuses, including a ‘no expectations’ status. Proper security allows you to be upfront with a potential date that you are not interested in currently taking things to a physical level if you plan a meeting. When you are looking into a lifestyle dating site, be sure to verify that your information is secure. If a site is not properly encrypted, your identity or personal information could be at risk. We take this very seriously at DDN; in fact, it was the driving force of creating the entire concept of DDN.

Having a safe place to chat with others interested in a similar mindset is a great start. Exchanging pictures and conversation is easy to do on a lifestyle dating site. Trying to meet others organically can often backfire and be very time-consuming. You can’t assume that everyone is a swinger!

Be sure to upload a profile picture, even if it vague and generic. Otherwise, you appear to be less than serious as a member. Fill out your profile, so others can browse through to see if your interests line up with theirs. 

Check messages, and be sure to respond even if you aren’t interested. There is no need to have fewer manners online than if you were in person. If you aren’t interested, merely state that, and thank them for the gesture. 

Log in daily; if someone has an interest in your profile and you haven’t been online in a week, it says a lot about your interest. Keep pictures current and don’t feel nervous to reach out to others. You can throw a feeler out and ask if they are from your area. You can also break the ice by complimenting their pictures. 

Don’t be dishonest; put down your real age and stats. Accept who you are and own it! Everyone has an attraction to different body types and ages. Use pictures that are realistic and current. 

As long as you keep your lines of communication open, keep information current, and active on a swinger dating site, you will find a connection. It takes time and patience. Make it a fun process and include your partner in the search for your next playmate. It could lead to some spicy personal time or a great friendship. Either way, that is a win for all involved!