It is a very ordinary looking dating site but does offer its members variety, flexibility and good search functions.
The registration process is straightforward, there is no elaborate matching algorithm and you can find local matches fairly easily.
Oasisdating is a well used service offering both good coverage outside of major urban centres in the UK as well as a substantial communities of some minority ethnic and religious groups within the big cites.
Oasisdating offers no-nonsense dating with access to a broad range of different types of matches and good coverage of most of the UK.
Asian, African and Christian groups are particularly well represented.
One nice and unusual feature is that as you register you can choose what type of date you are looking for.
The Silk Road across Central Asia also incorporated several oases.
The word for oasis in the later attested Coptic language (the descendant of Demotic Egyptian) is wahe or ouahe which means a "dwelling place".The oasis is integrated into its desert environment through an often close association with nomadic transhumant livestock farming (very often pastoral and sedentary populations are clearly distinguished).However, the oasis is emancipated from the desert by a very particular social and ecosystem structure.Substrata of impermeable rock and stone can trap water and retain it in pockets, or on long faulting subsurface ridges or volcanic dikes water can collect and percolate to the surface.Any incidence of water is then used by migrating birds, which also pass seeds with their droppings which will grow at the water's edge forming an oasis. The location of oases has been of critical importance for trade and transportation routes in desert areas; caravans must travel via oases so that supplies of water and food can be replenished.