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


- Oasis Active is an Australian based free, online dating site said to have 300,000 members joining the dating service every month.

Oasis Active

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 comes in the form of banner ads and potentially a lower standard membership base. Now that’s not to say oasis active membership is of a lower standard than match or other paid sites but with any free service you are going to have to contend with a lower level of membership screening and generally people less motivated in actual dating. Typically people willing to pay for a service are going to take it much more seriously.

In terms of the ads on oasis active I did find them a little distracting with banner ads on every page and even some 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 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 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; it is a relatively new design, easy and fast to get started and quite simple to navigate. 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 any free dating sites. In oasis actives credit they have designed the site to minimize this risk as best as possible.


Oasis Active Pros:

  • Free
  • Easy to sign-up and get started
  • Simple to navigate
  • Generally lots of people live online

  • Oasis Active Cons:

  • Ads are a little distracting
  • 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
  • Limited support

  • Oasis Active Rating: 4 – 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. Generally speaking we all think we are younger, smarter and better looking than we are. It is human nature to look for the perfect partner and we all have certain characteristics we look for. The fact is you can filter out potential partners by age, height, weight, interests and by their looks. This means we are all filtering out a lot of potential partners because frankly we think too highly of ourselves. The lucky few left in our results are very likely the same ones in left in everyone else’s search results. So remember this 20% is getting 80% of the attention so they are going to be highly discerning if not completely overwhelmed. Don’t take rejection to heart if you want to be happy simply put less emphasis on peoples looks. There are many very nice, attractive people out there who may not be as photogenic or poetic or quite frankly have such a high opinion of themselves. When you browsing through photos one click at a time try and consider this and try to be open minded we live in a very critical, objective society and online dating is not helping matters. Try and look passed the photo and try and read into what people say about themselves with an open mind 'don't be so critical'.

    Oasis Active and Match are both 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 looking for something. 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 loose. 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:

    Oasis Active 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 under match or oasis active.