History of Dirty David's Swingers Contacts

I created dirty-david the site in December 1998 as a way of getting back into the swinging scene after my divorce.

Through 1997 and 1998 I ran a exhibitionist site for my ex-wife (Fizziiii's adult playground)which had a small swingers ad section, after the divorce I dropped my old moniker (fizzysdave) and started using a nickname I had been given "dirty-david" (I am not however a dirty old man, it was just because I have a dirty mind!). Since I started running the sites I must admit I have had a lot of fun and met a lot of nice people.

The first version of Dirty David's UK Swingers Contacts was launched to the public on January 1st 1998 with some pictures of me with a couple I had had some fun with, and about a dozen ads. By the end of 1998 there were over 600 pictures in a section of the site called "My Darlings" and over 1000 swingers ads. All of these ads were updated manually every day, which took up a lot of time. What had started out as a hobby was now almost a full time job.

I started the site as a free resource for swingers, parts of it still are, and I hope to keep it that way. We do charge for the VIP services, as we have to pay for programmers, servers, admin staff, support staff, etc. Unlike Facebook we do not carry adverts to pay for the service, as sadly there is still a stigma attached to swinging.

I finished 1999 with 5 sections on the site, and at the start of 2000 I launched 3 more.

By June 2000 the site had grown to about 2000 ads and about 1000 pix. By mid July 2000 I could no longer cope with spending 40+ hours a week editing adverts so I bought a program which allowed users to post, edit and delete their own ads. this let to a surge in new ads being placed, and helped with clearing out dead ads, as they were deleted regularly unless the user requests their extension.

By September 2000 there were more than 20 sections on the site.

I also introduced several complimentary sites:

I also produce a site to let people know how to report child abuse and child pornography STOP-PED - Information on how to report and stop child pornography

I also ramped up production of sites for other people, and now my company produces between 8 and 10 sites for other people each month

I moved the management and hosting of the site to America in early 2000 as I, like several other adult sites based in the UK came under threat from big names in the adult industry operating in the UK, and from the UK's notorious gutter press. Some of the images were also deemed a bit too strong by my police contacts to be safely managed from a UK base.

Between May 1st 1999 and August 26th 2002 we had just over 18,000,000 visitors, with daily traffic running at an average of 25,000 visitors a day, and a bandwidth usage of 3.5GB a day. there were between 100 and 150 new ads posted every day, and over 1,000,000 ads read every day!

The site is still run as a hobby site by me, but in order to meet the ever changing requirements of the swinging community in 2003 I teamed up with another company (the Adult Hub) to produce an ad system that meets your needs. the ads are still partially free to use, with free membership, free profiles and limited free messaging. there are a few areas that have been made "VIP" in order to cover the costs of ongoing development, hosting fees and bandwidth - (running at 2 Terabytes 0r 2000 Megabytes a month in Jan 2004).

  • By Jan 1st 2004 10am, the Hub has just under 50,000 live profiles (37,000 created through dirty-david, the rest through various partner sites around the world).
  • By December 1st 2004, the hub now has over 250,000 live profiles, (110,00 created through dirty-david, the rest through partners)
  • By October 31st 2005, the hub now has over 550,000 live profiles.
  • By October 2008, the hub now has over 1.8 million profiles.
  • In December 2009 the hub launched a new version of the software, cleared out dead profiles we now have over 2.1 million active profiles.
  • In Early 2011 a major upgrade took place on the system, all the dead profiles were removed, a new design implemented. There are now over 2.5 million profiles.

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In 2004 Jo and I moved to Spain where we ran swingers parties and holidays until the end of 2019 when we bought a house in Canada (Jo is a Canadian).

In 2005 we launched sites in Spanish, French and German

In August 2006 Jo and David got married.

Since 2004 I have launched a whole range of niche sites for swingers in various cities, various countries and for gays, lesbians etc.

I have introduced information sites such as https://www.what-is-swinging.com/ and https://nbsocials.ca/ and now run very successful parties in Atlantic Canada with between 50 and 70 guests each event, see https://joanddavid.party for details.

2014 saw the adulthub win the award for best dating software, and the introduction of a fully responsive design (this means that it is designed to work on mobile and tablet devices equally as well as on desktop and laptop computers).

2016 saw the membership pass 4.5 million active swingers profiles and a new design.

2020 saw the active membership pass 5 million members.

Over 2022 and 2023 we have been moving all the sites and members to a new modern looking version of the site designed for mobile devices - over 70% of members now use the sites on mobile devices rather than computers or tablets.

Jo and I now live in a town called Chamcook in New Brunswick, Canada where we maintain our website and run swingers parties twice a month.