If you want to have more success with online dating put less emphasis on people’s looks, spend more time reading peoples profiles and more time on your initial emails to these potential matches.It should go without saying put some character into your own profile (a little humor goes a long way) and of course put up the best photo you can of yourself.As all free sites I came across a number of members simply looking for sex chat and some questionable profiles (scammers can create fake profiles).Given the ease in which I created my profiles I would imagine it would not be difficult for a scammer to set-up theirs so one should keep their guard up as this is par for the course on free dating sites.I did get the feeling the profiles on match were all real and were there for serious dating.I was comfortable in making the first approach and I did have mail and contacts coming in.If you are looking for certain characteristics in a partner, match has some nice features including 'chemistry" an advanced matching service which is a great icebreaker ’we are a match’.It has key word and advanced search functions to find just the type of person you are looking for; with interests in common, in your location etc. There are a lot of dos and don’ts, egos, attitudes and issues still facing us singles out there.
One important statistic to remember is that 20% of the profiles get 80% of the attention.
Now that’s not to say oasis active membership is of a lower standard than match or other sites but with any free service you are going to have to contend with a higher level of scammers.
Generally people not paying for a service are not going to take it as serious.
It was easy to block people and it had a social feel as it provided a list of chat contacts.
Oasis Active is certainly one of the better free dating sites; it is a relatively new design, easy and fast to get started and quite simple to navigate.