Dating is a new way in The Sims 2 Nightlife to improve a relationship between two sims. With the attraction and chemistry system introduced in this expansion pack, improving your romance should be a breeze. In this article, we review date mechanics to help you utilize this new system to your advantage. Firstly, you have to choose who you want to date. Since dating is a romantic action, you can only date sims that you can have a romantic relationship with e. Teens can only date teens. Adults can't date children.
You can't date blood relatives either.
Other than these restrictions, you can date whoever you want. Asking for a blind date gives you a random sim. This sim will not be in a committed relationship with any other sim. Your sims can date anywhere except the secret society lot included with The Sims 2 University. If you date at a residential lot, the other sim will come to you. If you date at a community lot, you must drive there.
If you don't get going within the hour, then the other sim will decide that he or she has been stood up. Standing up has negative effects on a relationship. The date score is divided into seven sections, each which represent how well the date is going. When the date starts the score starts in the middle.
If it reaches the exact bottom, the date ends. During a date points are added or subtracted for almost every event involving your sim. The date score also exists as an invisible plane ranging from 0 to With 0 at the bottom of the Horrible rating and at the top of the Dream Date rating.
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The main type of event that can happen is a social interaction between two sims. Every social interaction has a base score that is multiplied with the relationship score gained or lost to produce a of points that are added to the date score. This score is then altered by personality and aspiration. When an event happens, personality will adjust the score. A sim with personality on one extreme e. How much points are added or lost depends on the Sims 2 dating guide score.
This is accessible through the simology panel. The following table is a list of social interactions and their effect on the date score. There are too many social interactions in The Sims 2 to list here so instead, only social interaction types will be listed. Effect 1 means that the relationship change for both sims will be added to the date score. Effect 2 means that the relationship change is also added but is doubled as well for the date score. If the interaction decreases relationship, the date score will also be decreased.
These interactions also affect the date score but include personality and aspiration boosts. Unlike the table there is no effect 1, effect 2, etc. Each interaction has a base score which personality and aspiration add to.
The score for personality shows the maximum available. To achieve this, personality must have a score of The penalty means that the score will be the value shown if the personality is 0. This base score also assumes that the interaction is between the two dating sims with the exception of the Bite Neck interaction.
This next list of interactions include object interactions, autonomous behaviors and any other event that has an impact on the date score. SIm A refers to the sim that initiated the date and Sim B refers to the sim being dated. On the date metre you have access to your dates wants.
This is because wants also have an impact on the date score. If a fulfilled want added points to the aspiration score, the date score will rise by points. When you start the date you start with limited time. In fact you only have three sim hours to make a successful date in. However, getting to the next date rating Sims 2 dating guide.
Okay to Good Great to Dream Date adds more time to your date. If the date ends before getting to the Good rating then date points will be lost from the final date rating. Getting to the next level also boosts your sims needs allowing you to concentrate on the date without having to tend to interruptions such as going to the toilet. The date score indicates how well the date went and how many points you gained during the date.
It also has some initial effects.
After the date you might see a unique object on the doorstep or in the mail. It will be from the date. Viewing it will tell exactly who it's from and what they think of your sim. Your date may also receive a buy mode object as a gift on the doorstep.
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Unlike in the case above, they immediately tell you when they give you the gift. Lastly, there is also a chance that, if your sims dined at a restaurant, you may receive a coupon for a free meal in the mail.
This coupon will work at any restaurant, not just the one you dined at. If the date is in the same career as you and at a higher level than your sim, then they may pull some strings at work and you could come home with a promotion. This chance increases with how well the date went. At the end of the date, then there is a chance you may receive a skills boost. The skills increased will ones that the date has levels in. If he or she has a skill set at zero, then your sim can't receive a boost in that skill.
If the date was successful, you may receive a call for another date. If you accept, you must depart within the hour or the other sim will Sims 2 dating guide that he or she has been stood up. Your sim may also receive a call from a contact. This sim will be a friend of the date.
Upon, receiving the call, you will be invited on an outing.
This group will consist of the date, the friend and either one of the caller's groups or a group of downtownies. Namespaces Discussion.
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