With regards to oasis active this tradeoff comes in the form of banner ads, fewer features and potentially a lower standard membership base.
Now that’s not to say oasis active membership is of a lower standard than match or other sites but with any free service you are going to have to contend with a higher level of scammers.
I was particularly impressed with the amount of people taking this online dating thing so seriously with lots of comprehensive local profiles to choose from with pic, interests etc.
Match seemed to me to be a site for people seriously looking for a soul mate.
We pride ourselves on providing an expert senior dating service.
Generally people not paying for a service are not going to take it as serious.
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.
Oasis Active is certainly one of the better free dating sites; it is a relatively new design, easy and fast to get started and quite simple to navigate.
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).