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.That said it is free and someone has to pay the piper.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.

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.

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 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.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.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.Below we pit two of the Australian online dating heavy weights against each other.