Match has a number of advanced features, is a well polished system and has a safe and serious dating feel which I liked.

Any questions I had were addressed quickly and generally it was everything one could expect from a leading dating system.

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’.

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.

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.

There are many very nice, honest, intelligent and successful people out there who could make very good partners with you however may not be as photogenic, poetic or quite frankly as attractive as you would like them to be.

It is very easy to be critical when you're browsing through a long list of profiles but you may be your own worst enemy.

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 terms of the ads on oasis active I did find them somewhat distracting with banner ads on every page and some quite strategically placed below search results so they were quite easily confused with actual results.