Things get a little complicated when it comes to contacting someone.
Well, right now Oasis has three levels of membership – free (with tokens), silver and gold.
Basically anyone can send standard requests which mean choosing a standard ‘pick-up line’ from a drop-down menu. Tokens enter when you want to do anything more personal plus Silver and Gold members also pay some money to use all the other features like priority custom support, offline profile views or advanced matches filter.
Also, removing advertising from the site is included in the Gold package, which costs £16.45 a month (if subscribing for a month) or £98.95 for a year (making it out to be £8.25 a month). Once the site is revamped, Oasis dating has promised it will only have free and gold membership.
Oasis has one of the quickest sign ups we’ve tried.
Once you’ve created a username and entered your email address you’re taken to one page where you can enter some information about yourself and select a few drop down answers to the standard questions about wanting kids, height, drinking etc. Be sure to not leave your introductory text too small though as the profile has to be approved before it goes live and if it’s on the empty side you’ll have to add some more to your description then re-submit it.
Once your profile and photos are approved you should be up and running in no time and you’re free to browse the site while they’re being approved too.A big plus for Oasis is that it’s got a large user base so chances are there should be a decent amount of members near you and a pretty solid base from where to start browsing.You can search by location, distance, age range and the results come back in order of their recent activity, profiles also mention when a member was last online which gives you a realistic idea of how busy the site is. Even overlooking them won’t make the profile pages appear very appealing though – they’re pretty basic and bare and not a lot of imagination has gone into the design.They don’t have any kind of compatibility testing so you won’t get to filter the results in the order of closest matches. We give plus points for the little alert box in the top right that makes a little sound when someone views your profile (although we heard that feature will soon be removed and will be available for paying members only), messages you or comes online – you can change the alert settings so you’re only notified of things you want – it’s a nice feature though that keeps things fun and interesting as you move around the site.As well as your main profile picture (which is optional but recommended) you can add several more gallery photos which you can make public or private.There’s also a box on the right where you can see a list of all your contacts on the site.