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.

There is no doubt about it; consumers like free and with any online dating site one of the key drivers of success is the volume of traffic and the number of members it is able to attract and hold.

Of course there are some free dating sites that will be hard to beat such as Plenty of Fish and there will always be a certain percentage of the online dating community who want a more specialized service that certain paid dating sites deliver but it is always nice to have a new player in the market and one that has shown it can attract and hold members.

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.

For example, day-to-day in the relationship you may feel alone but not quite understand why.

You may feel like you're always saying the wrong thing and making your partner angry, but you have no idea what set them off.

Whereas this may be a little distracting at times the clear advantage is that this allows oasis to deliver a free service that can rival the paid dating service providers.

is gaining ground on the paid dating sites in a large part because of this free business model.

- is affiliated with oasis active an Australian based free online dating site.

is one of the International brands of oasis active.

How you approach it, the people you search for, chat with and possibly meet depends on you.