There are many reasons why you might prefer to hang your porch swing with a hanging rope instead of chains. Ropes are softer on hands when you hold them. Ropes do not rust. They are cheaper to replace. And, no less important, they are just so much prettier, especially if you are going for the natural look in your garden or on the porch. There is a wide range of porch swings that come with heavy duty rope instead of chain. There is beautiful timeless teak swing with curved back. There are swings made of exotic solid yellow balau hardwood, painted swings made of treated pine, beautifully crafted Amish swings made of durable red cedar. There are also porch swigs with a cup holder in the console or in the arm rest. So, just because you like rope instead of chain, you are not limited in the kind of porch swing you can get.