Oasis Active free dating: With any free service you are going to have to weigh the cost savings against the quality of services. With regards to oasis active this tradeoff seems to comes in the form of banner ads, fewer features and potentially a higher risk of non-genuine members. Now that’s not to say oasis active membership is of a lower standard than match or other sites but with any free service it seems you are going to have to contend with a potentially higher level of scammers and generally people with limited interest in actual dating. I think people willing to pay for a service are generally going to take it much more seriously.
In terms of the ads on oasis active I did find them quite distracting with banner ads flashing on every page and even some seemed quite strategically placed below search results so they were quite easily confused with actual results. That said it is free and someone has to pay the piper.
Oasis Active does have a live feel with most of the emphasis it seemed on the live chat service although I felt the chat system was a little clunky and difficult to manage multiple chats. It did have an ‘approve or decline’ contact service which I felt was at least one layer of screening although a little frustrating when you initiate the contact. 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 I have used; it is a relatively new design, easy and fast to get started and I felt it was quite simple to navigate. As all free sites I came across a number of members simply looking for sex chat and some questionable profiles. Given the ease in which I created my profile I would imagine it would not be difficult for a scammer to set-up one up as well so one should keep their guard up asI think this may be par for the course on free dating sites. In oasis actives credit I think they have designed the site to minimize this risk as best as possible.
Oasis Active Pros:
Easy to sign-up and get started
Simple to navigate
Generally lots of people live online
Oasis Active Cons:
Too many distracting ads
Limited features particularly search and match functions
Somewhat clunky chat, you need to be accepted before you can contact
I personally found members to be more interested in sex chat than dating
Limited screening of members
Oasis Active Rating: 4 – 5 overall for dating in Australia!
This review was posted in our blog by Cindy Hay July 2012!