Oasis reviews online dating in Australia

So you are ready to try your luck with this online dating thing. You have followed the fads and read the ads seen the fluff and sorted through the chuff. So where do you go from here? Oasis Network has been involved in online dating since 2001 we have followed the fads and market trends and we now offer you a range of dating reviews, tips and advice to save you time and effort. Find out which dating site is right for you.


Having reviewed most of the popular dating websites in Australia we review the top five online dating websites with very interesting results.


- Match is a global leader in online dating said to have over 20,000,000 members world wide (1,500,000 in Australia). See review for details.

Match Dating Australia

Match is a global leader in online dating. Established in 1995 it is one of the longest running online dating sites and with an estimated 20,000,000 worldwide users (approximately 1.5 million in Australia) it is very likely the largest.


Match offers a free sign-up and seach with limited contact functions however if you are serious about finding that special someone on match; in practical terms you will have to pay a monthly fee (something in the order of $20 depending on length of term). I found if you spend the time to set-up a comprehensive profile and (as with all dating sites) add quality pictures it is money well spent. I was particularly impressed with the amount of people taking this online dating thing so seriously with lots of comprehensive local profiles to choose from with pic, interests etc.

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. 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. This by no means guarantees success however. There are a lot of dos and don’ts, egos, attitudes and issues still facing us singles out there. So don’t be disappointed if all the cute guys or girls are not knocking on your door. You must be proactive, friendly and approachable but I found the atmosphere positive and upbeat.


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. 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.


Match Australia Pros:

  • Smooth, easily to navigate system
  • Superior search and match features
  • No ads
  • Lots of comprehensive profiles to choose from
  • A higher bench mark for members so more confidence profiles are real
  • Generally members are there for dating and relationship

  • Match Cons:

  • You have to pay
  • You have to provide more information about yourself including credit card
  • One must be prepared to put the effort in setting up a profile, pics etc.
  • No guarantee that matching of interests is going to help you find a compatible match
  • You may be more disappointed if you don’t find a match on a paid service

  • Match Australia Rating: 4.5 – 5 overall for dating in Australia!

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    Oasis Advice:

    One important statistic to remember is that 20% of the profiles get 80% of the attention. 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.

    There are many very nice, honest, intelligent and successful people out there who could make very good partners with you however may not be as photogenic, poetic or quite frankly as attractive as you would like them to be. It is very easy to be critical when you're browsing through a long list of profiles but you may be your own worst enemy. Try and be a little more open minded, a little less defensive and less focused on looks. We live in a very critical society and scrolling through a directory of photos is not helping matters. Try and look passed the photo and try to read into what people say about themselves with an open mind 'don't be so critical'.

    Also very important is only date locals. Chatting or engaging with people in far away (often exotic) places is only asking for trouble. If they are locals it is easy to establish their credentials this will minimize the risk of being scammed because believe me they are out there.

    Oasis Active, Match, RSVP, eHarmony, POF they are all very good sites with well thought through features to help in your quest for a partner, date or even a friend. Knowing what you are looking for will help; not having too high an expectation and understanding the pitfalls of online dating will also help. Remember the sites are simply the venue they attract people just like you who are looking for someone (some good, some not so good, some downright bad). How you approach it, the people you search for, chat with and possibly meet depends on you. Do not be too critical of the site if you have a bad or boring experience. Be positive, be careful but not too suspicious of people and you will get out of it what you put in. Obviously some people are more cut out for this type of thing but hey what have you got to lose. Relax, exercise some common sense, enjoy and jump in; millions of people are doing it.

    Oasis Quick Tips:

    My number one safety tip is: only date locals. Ask specific questions that only locals will know. Spend some time chatting online before meeting someone. When you are ready, meet in a public place maybe with a friend but don’t invite them over for drinks. A quick coffee at a local coffee shop in the middle of the day is great. Don’t have too high of an expectations, approach it as meeting a new friend. Exercise common sense but don’t be too suspicious. If someone sounds too good to be true they probably are so be cautious. Never lend anyone money for any reason (that is just silly) and don’t give out too many personal details online. Relax, ask about them, talk about things they are interested in, don’t compare them to your last boy or girl friend. Most important enjoy the experience remember we are doing this for fun :)

    Oasis Disclaimer:

    Match Australia and Oasis Active websites and trademarks are owned by their respective companies. Oasis network the owner of oasis.com.au has no relationship with either company. Opinions in this review are opinions of the writer only and do not reflect the views of oasis network, its owners, staff or associates. If you would like to write a review or comment on this review please feel free to add your comments to our dating blog under match or oasis active.