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.
I did get the feeling the profiles on match were all real and were there for serious dating.
Match seemed to me to be a site for people seriously looking for a soul mate.
Most appear willing to put the time in setting-up quality profile and frequently check mail and available online.
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.
Match has a number of advanced features, is a well polished system and has a safe and serious dating feel which I liked.
Any questions I had were addressed quickly and generally it was everything one could expect from a leading dating system.
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.
Oasis Active does have a live feel with most of the emphasis it seemed on the live chat service although it was a little clunky and difficult to manage multiple chats.
It did have an ‘approve or decline’ contact service which was at least one layer of screening although a little frustrating if you initiate the contact.
It was easy to block people and it had a social feel as it provided a list of chat contacts.