Oasis Dating Advice:
One important statistic to remember is that 20% of the profiles get 80% of the attention. 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.
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. Try and be a little more open minded, a little less defensive and less focused on looks. We live in a very critical society and scrolling through a directory of photos is not helping matters. 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’.
Also very important is only date locals. Chatting or engaging with people in far away (often exotic) places is only asking for trouble. If they are locals it is easy to establish their credentials this will minimize the risk of being scammed because believe me they are out there.
Oasis Active, Match, RSVP, eHarmony, POF they are all 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 who are looking for someone (some good, some not so good, some downright bad). 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 lose. Relax, exercise some common sense, enjoy and jump in; millions of people are doing it.