It was easy to block people and it had a social feel as it provided a list of chat contacts.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.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.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.
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.
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.
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.
That said it is free and someone has to pay the piper.