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.

I did get the feeling the profiles on match were all real and were there for serious dating.

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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 $20 depending on length of term).

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.

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.

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.

Now that’s not to say oasis active membership is of a lower standard than match or other sites but with any free service you are going to have to contend with a higher level of scammers.