Images used for educational purposes only. Source Some sims in The Sims 4 may prefer the single life, but others - indeed, perhaps the majority - want a mate. Seduction and romantic bonding both play huge roles in the lives of sims, and depending on how you approach the situation, hooking two sims up may require a lot of work.
There are two ways to romantically entangle two sims: Via Create a Sim. You have a relationship. This is the easy way to get things rolling, and not nearly as fun. Via social interactions between sims.
This is where it gets tricky - and this is where the article comes into play. Making Connections Even the most social of sims typically will not go wandering out into the world looking for companionship.
Without guidance, sims will sit indoors most of the day, only leaving the house to take out garbage or go to work. There are a few ways for your sims to meet other, unrelated sims: Send them out onto the street. Your sim can - and sometimes will, if left in the right spot - strike up conversations with these passers-by.
This is something of an iffy prospect, but it sometimes works, and is most likely to be successful during the evening when sims are home from their jobs. Simply zoom out as far as you can in Live Mode, click the magnifying glass that appears on your screen, and send your sim to a location of your choosing. These places will be populated by a large number of sims even late at night, and if you choose your destination wisely you will probably find lots of sims with similar interests to your own.
Of the methods listed, this is easily the best for striking up a friendship… and any romance that may follow. Meeting other sims is, of course, just the beginning. Now you need to begin the process of romance, and that begins with determining compatibility. Sims interacting over a drink in The Sims 4. Is that sim right for me?
Each sim is unique. Possessed of a different combination of Aspirations and Traits , the many sims of The Sims 4 are bound to act, and react, in vastly different ways from one another. Consequently, not every sim will get along. What does this mean for relationships?
In short, it means that not every pairing is going to work. Indeed, some sims will outright loathe one another, because their viewpoints are radically different, and attempting to forge a relationship between two such passionate haters… not a good idea.
As such, you should test the waters a bit with prospective romantic candidates before sending your sim in for the kill. There are a few different ways of doing this: The easiest is to have your sim introduce themselves to another sim.
Watch the icons that appear above their heads. If you see a lot of plus signs, they probably get along just fine. If there are lots of minus signs from the start, though, this relationship is not likely to work. Mind that you should be looking for consistent minus signs - even the best of buddies are still likely to disagree every now and then.
Use a few of these on the other sim and see what they have to say about it. If there are minus signs popping up, it is not to be. You can use their Traits as a guideline for determining whether the sims are compatible or not. Or the two sims are related. You can also discover whether a sim is available or not simply by asking, though this can come across as a little forward. Two sims taking a selfie in The Sims 4. Building a Friendship Whenever two sims interact, they accumulate - or lose - friendship points.
The more green you see, the better the relationship between the two sims. Based on their Traits, sims are usually pretty tolerant of most dialogue options from other sims. The key to building a strong friendship is to maintain a healthy conversation between the two sims using a slew of positive, harmless, and preferably Trait-conscious dialogue options.
At its slowest, the easiest way to do this is to stick with conversation options that are not paired with a particular emotion, or at least not a strong emotion. Chatting alone is quite neutral, as is discussing their interests or asking about their day. An Embarrassed sim in The Sims 4.
Just as your sims each have emotional states, other sims are subject to emotions, dictated by a thin strip of colour beneath the relationship bar at the top of the screen during a conversation. For good or for ill.
It also helps if your own sim matches that particular emotion during the conversation. Match emotions to emotions - and, if possible, Traits to Traits - and relationships will skyrocket in a hurry.
Stay away from pink, flirtatious options when two sims are getting to know one another, even if both sims involved in the conversation are feeling flirty. Two sims getting romantic in The Sims 4. Getting all Romantical Once your two sims have become familiar friends you can press your sim to get a little flirtatious. Explore the Romance category these options will probably start to appear whenever you open a conversation, as well and look for some relatively inoffensive chat options, such as Compliment Appearance, Give Relationship Advice, or Ask Risque Question.
This is indicative of your relationship points. The larger this pink bar, the greater the romantic connection between these two sims. Continue with non-physical displays of affection until the pink bar is about one third full. You can probably guess what Woo Hooing is. Two sims getting married at a park in The Sims 4. Satisfy the guests for some marital bonuses. Continue to build your relationship in this manner and, eventually, you can press your sim to ask for an engagement. Once two sims are engaged they can get married on the spot, either by Planning their Wedding costly, but a bit more fun or simply Eloping free and instant, but a little dull.
This is one of the best ways to get a lot of money in a hurry in The Sims 4, short of cheat codes. Two sims getting to know each other at the gym in The Sims 4.
Maintaining the Relationship Throughout this process you need to maintain a level of consistency. Go too long without sims meeting and their affection bars can reset back to zero, forcing you to start the whole process over again. Consequently, you need your two sims to get together on a regular basis. Not every day, necessarily, but every few days at the very least.
There are a few different ways to maintain contact: Invite the sim over to your home. You can also invite the sim to meet your sim at a different location to hang out. Pop over to their house, assuming you know where they live. Look at the Manage Worlds screen to see which families live in which houses. Lingering in public places will also bear fruit at times, though not always. Use the Travel option. Talk to the sim remotely. You can send Texts to sims via the Relationship tab, and if you have a computer you can Chat with the sim.
Perhaps the most important piece of advice in all this is to use common sense. The Sims 4, for all its wackiness, utilizes the basics of building and maintaining relationships. How do you hook up your sims? Contradiction of terms, that.