Guy Reypert, Group Director Fairfax Digital Ventures, said: “The combination of RSVP and Oasis Active significantly strengthens each company’s respective positions in the Australian market, allows us to achieve efficiencies, and provides additional scale that will create new opportunities in the domestic market in terms of targeted display advertising and product development that would not exist for either business separately.“RSVP and Oasis together are better placed to consider pursuing exciting international growth opportunities by reinvesting strong cash flows from our Australian operations into higher growth emerging Latin American markets.”Oasis Active Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Dave Heysen, said: “Oasis has always admired the RSVP brand in Australia and we look forward to working with a business that has been one of the major players in the Australian market for more than 15 years.
Together we can ensure that we continue to develop our products to cater for a wider range of the Australian singles market as well as collectively develop ways to best leverage rapidly changing technology.”Ten Network’s Chief Digital Officer, Rebekah Horne, said: “Ten was one of the original investors in Oasis Active and we have worked closely with its management to help build the business over the past six years.“Oasis and RSVP are two of the strongest brands in the online dating market in Australia, and together they will be even stronger.
Regardless of the site you choose, your profile is the first step in linking you with other people.
Australian-owned sites RSVP and Oasis Active both use key words to search for people with common interests.Oasis guides people as they are filling in the various sections of their profiles and uploading images about the , while Dating Disabled has a detailed Frequently Asked Questions section that includes information on profile preparation.It was acquired by Fairfax in 2005 and is now part of Fairfax’s Digital Ventures division.The business remains Australia’s largest online dating business.The remaining 11% is held by minority shareholders.
While Oasis has a completely free model, RSVP's business model includes a cost element beyond sign-up and initial contact.RSVP and Oasis have said “I do” after their parents, Fairfax Media and Ten Network, agreed that the two businesses were a suitable match.The companies lodged the happy news with the ASX on Tuesday.Along with Dave Heysen, entrepreneur Dan Haigh founded the Oasis business in 2008 with Ten buying a 40% stake the same year.Fairfax bought RSVP in 2005 for a reported million.It is not yet clear whether those models will change under the new ownership structure.