I joined to find a potential partner but decided that it didn't really work in that way.
However, the chances of Mr Perfect actually existing are unlikely, so they continue to wait.
To me Oasis wasn't free, because my time is valuable, and I'd rather spend it meeting someone over coffee at a cafe than waste my time reading thru useless messages.
I just discovered Oasis and ended up here while searching around for what people have been saying about it.
The argument that fees result in quality people is a valid one, but RSVP's structure is simply unfair – pay just to "express interest", and your stamps have a time limit. Of course they have a "premium" membership, which allows proper two-way contact.
So their structure is aimed at making people go premium simply out of desperation if they really want to contact someone. It's interesting that Match is now being taken to task for that approach: News/id USN0939287520090609 With the above in mind I, for one, welcome our free-dating-site overlords.