Reaching a friendship level between Sims that ranges from good friends to best pals requires pushing up the relationship bar. Use friendly social interactions, while adding in humorous ones if they work with their Traits.
Visits to popular attractions like an art gallery or gym can help your Sim increase their mood and advance their relationship status; using cheats may speed this process along.
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Take them out of the house
If you want your Sim to quickly make friends, get them out of the house. While not guaranteed, going to an art gallery or gym increases their odds significantly of meeting compatible Sims quickly. Interests align more easily when Sims connect over shared interests versus sitting home alone trying to meet people.
Once Sims become acquainted with one another, they’ll notice two green “Friendship” and pink “Romantic” bars appearing above their head whenever they hover over another Sim’s portrait. The closer these bars are to being on the right, the greater your options for interacting with that other Sim. However, if a Sim hasn’t interacted with another for an extended period, these may drop slightly making it harder for flirtation to start taking place.
As soon as your Sim begins a conversation, use friendly or humorous interactions instead of romantic ones to build friendship. Use the Get to Know/Discuss Interests friendly interaction to learn more about them including their Traits.
Once your Sim has established an appropriate relationship level with another Sim, they may ask them to move in together. This option becomes available once their experience level reaches 7 and their friendship level 8 respectively; but if you’d rather skip this step there are three cheats which may assist. It is recommended that they are tested prior to using them in live games in order to prevent issues arising from using them incorrectly.
Go to places they’re interested in
Locating locations where a Sim is interested, like their gym or job, will aid them in quickly building friendships. Speaking to other Sims directly is also the fastest way to increase relationships between Sims; but for speedier results you could use several cheats that work instantly to make friends of Sims instantly; these should all be easy and safe solutions – just remember to back up your game beforehand.
One of the keys to making new friends for Sims is having high Charisma, as this increases their chance of initiating social interactions with other Sims. Another effective tactic would be using Friendly interaction with any Sim they may be interested in flirting with; then ensure at least 50% of their friendship meter has been filled before trying for romance.
An effective way for Sims to quickly make friends is to attend parties with other Sims who are also playing the game, such as those hosted by Sims who already exist within it. Doing this often results in one Sim inviting the other over for hangout sessions with his or her own group, increasing their chance of quickly becoming best pals.
Your Sim can become friends with another Sim once they meet them in person; usually by viewing their house and profile in the Relationship Panel and being invited to parties or events hosted or attended. Furthermore, when meeting another Sim they will usually receive a friend code which they can enter into the Add Friend panel to become their friend themselves.
Set the mood
Setting the scene and helping Sims form relationships are two simple strategies you can implement to ease this process. One such way is using relationships.create_friends_for_sim as a cheat to quickly add new friends. Another technique would be using modify_relationships cheat to modify friendship levels of individual Sims, or you can simply engage in friendly interactions to form them yourself.
At the core of any friendship is making sure the other Sim feels at ease. If they feel awkward about socializing or moving their Relationship meter toward acquaintance status instead of friend, their desire to socialize may decrease significantly and they could become distant or even dislike you over time. You can ensure your Sim’s comfort level remains high by giving them entertainment tailored specifically to their interests – for instance a sports fan may enjoy watching tv coverage about their favorite sport, but nothing beats going to an actual game of that sport itself!
If a Sim is feeling flirty, you can boost their mood with romantic social interactions – this could include playing romance games or just flirting with other Sims in their neighborhood. Conversely, you could help them feel contented by encouraging interactions among Sims or just hanging out together at home. Finally, to boost their Charisma skill and foster confidence within them you could try giving social interactions that boost it further.
If you come across a Sim wearing blue Plumbobs wandering your neighborhood, tap on them to enter their world and choose “introduce.” This will allow for interaction and will shift their relationship meter toward friendship status. Once friends, tapping a Sim in your Game Friends list allows you to view more information about them including home locations.
Ask them to hang out
Sims can only develop relationships to a certain level before their interest wanes, which is why group hangouts are such an invaluable way of keeping that interest strong and avoiding walking off or rejecting social interactions that could potentially cause deep rifts between them.
Now that Sims are more social, it should be easier for you to quickly increase their friendship meter. Career Rewards’ Interactions provide an excellent means for building up their social lives while photography gives an additional boost in both friendship and romance. Decor also plays a significant role, helping a Sim feel happy which increases their odds of accepting friendly or romantic advances from others.
Sims can now form relationships with those belonging to other players’ Sims simply by adding them as contacts – this provides an easier and simpler method for making friends than the previous requirement of having [X] number of friends before doing certain actions like getting promoted at work.
To add someone as a contact, click their portrait and select ‘Add to Contacts.’ You can then find this Sim in your list of contacts and build upon their relationship as normal – however they must have positive rapport with your Sim and belong to one of their groups (Womp Jocks, Artistic Collective, Cool Llamas, Nerd Brains or Floaters).
Ask them to travel
Your Sims may want to explore new horizons and make new friends by traveling across neighborhoods and meeting people there. They can either use the phone to contact a tour guide, or just walk between lots in different neighborhoods themselves. They could even purchase a vacation home that they can stay in for an extended period.
To foster friendships in Sims 3, one of the best methods is talking to other Sims and engaging in friendly or flirty interactions. Aim for higher levels of positive emotions (Happy, Flirty, Energized, Focused and Inspired), as these will have more of an effect on relationship meters.
Take a photo with the new photography interaction and give it to other Sims as a token of your appreciation. Or ask other Sims to play games with you; this will quickly raise their friendship meter but be wary if they do not appreciate what game is chosen by you! This may even lead to hostility if they do not like what game was chosen as they may become angry if the chosen game does not suit them!
Once your friendship meter reaches approximately 50%, flirting can begin. Sims who are friends can do so more freely if their Traits match each other; when this reaches approximately 75% they may even start dating (though this option will carry greater risk).
There are various other ways of making friends, such as inviting Sims over for parties or late night gatherings. Decorate the area to fit with Sims’ interests and choose entertainment appropriate to their personalities – bookworms may enjoy reading together while athletes will appreciate participating in sporting activities together. Mentor other Sims by speeding up their Fitness Skill development to increase friendship.