Oasis.com is a growing online dating site targeting North America, Europe as well as other regions across the globe. The site is based on the same format as the oasis active model currently on track to becoming a market leader in the free online dating game in Australia..
Oasis.com is based on an advertising revenue model, in that it earns its revenue by selling ad space on the oasis site pages. Whereas this may be a little distracting at times the clear advantage is that this allows oasis to deliver a free service that can rival the paid dating service providers.
Oasis.com is gaining ground on the paid dating sites in a large part because of this free business model. There is no doubt about it; consumers like free and with any online dating site one of the key drivers of success is the volume of traffic and the number of members it is able to attract and hold. Of course there are some free dating sites that will be hard to beat such as Plenty of Fish and there will always be a certain percentage of the online dating community who want a more specialized service that certain paid dating sites deliver but it is always nice to have a new player in the market and one that has shown it can attract and hold members.
Oasis Rating: 3.5 – 5 overall for dating
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.
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 people you don't know 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.com, RSVP, eHarmony and Match Australia websites and trademarks are owned by their respective companies. Oasis network the owner of oasis.com.au has no relationship with any of these companies. 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 at oasis.