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'. 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.This review was posted in our blog by Cindy Hay July 2012! 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.
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.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.In oasis actives credit they have designed the site to minimize this risk as best as possible.Oasis Active Pros: Oasis Active Cons: Oasis Active Rating: 4 out of 5 stars overall for dating in Australia!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 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.