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.

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, fewer features and potentially a lower standard membership base.

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.

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.

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 depending on length of term).

Match Australia Pros: Match Cons: Match Australia Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars for dating in Australia!

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

Try and be a little more open minded, a little less defensive and less focused on looks.