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Social interaction
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Ahbijeet Cho kissing Chloe Singles.

Social interactions are any actions between two or more Sims in The Sims series. They will either raise or lower relationship scores between the active Sims and this can result in unlocking more interactions to choose from.

In The Sims 2: Nightlife and later, interactions marked with lightning bolts are ones that appear earlier in the relationship than they normally would, as a result of chemistry between the two Sims. While good chemistry between two Sims will make it easier for all interactions to pass, interactions marked with a lightning bolt may still fail. Conversely, if two Sims are incompatible, they will have negative chemistry, and actions will fail more often.

Friendly interactions[]

Friendly interactions are interactions that result in, or are likely to result in improved Sim relationships.

  • Announce Pregnancy[TS3][TS4]
  • Announce Promotion[TS3]
  • Ask... (a personal question or an invitation to social event)[TS2]
  • Ask about ...[TS4]
  • Ask About Career[TS3][TS4]
  • Ask About Day[TS3][TS4]
  • Ask to Join (an existing activity)[TS2]
  • Ask if Sim Slept Well[TS3]
  • Ask to Cloudgaze / Stargaze[TS4:OR]
  • Admire
  • Apologize[TS2] [n 1] / Smooth Apology[TS3][TS4]
  • Brag[TS2]
  • Cheer Up[TS2][n 2]
  • Confess to Cheating[TS3]
  • Chat/Talk[TS2]
  • Compliment[TS][TS3]
  • Console
  • Dance with[TS][TS4]/Dance Together
  • Dare[TS3:UL]
  • Deep Conversation[TS4]
  • "Hug... (Friendly)"[TS2]
  • Entertain
  • Enthuse about ...[TS3]

"Ask..." interactions[]

Sims can be directed to ask the target Sim a question relating to their Simology, financial status, or their chemistry. Some interactions may not appear until the two Sims have a good enough relationship with each other.

Romantic interactions[]

Some interactions can only be unlocked when the two Sims have reached a certain relationship level, and enough romantic interactions have been made immediately beforehand.

Mean interactions[]

Mean interactions are interactions that result in, or are likely to result in reduced Sim relationships.

  • Petty Jab[TS3]
  • Trash Another Sim...[TS4]
  • Imply Mother is Llama (Sim)[TS4] / Chupacabra (Vampire) / Poodle (Werewolf) / Glowbug (Fairy)[TS3]
  • Scare[TS3]
  • Yell at
  • Shout Forbidden Words at (Sim)[TS4:PH]
  • Slap
  • Declare (Sim) a Nemesis[TS3]
  • Declare Enemy[TS4]
  • Break Up[TS2][TS3][TS4]
  • Divorce[TS4]
  • Patronize - Can be done by young adults[TS3], adults and elders[TS2][TS3] towards teens and children. Also works if the Sim in question is a teen performing it on a child.

Neutral interactions[]

Neutral interactions usually do not affect the relationship between the two Sims and can be done to Sims of any relationship.

  • Ask to leave/Say Goodbye - Asks the selected Sim to leave the lot. From The Sims 2 onward, can be used to ask all visitors on the lot to leave.
  • Call Over- Calls the selected Sim over.
  • Introduce to...[TS2] - Introduces the Sim to any other Sim they do not already know who is present on the lot.
  • Join (in activity)[TS2][TS3]
  • Shoo - Asks the selected Sim to leave the room they are in.
  • Stop doing that[TS3] - Asks the selected Sim to stop their current interaction.

Special interactions[]

Special interactions can only be performed during circumstances, by certain life states, or only between certain Sims.

  • "Bleh!" [TS2:NL] from Vampires to Sims
  • "Cast..." [TS:MM][TS2:AL] from Witches to Sims
  • "Encourage..." [TS2] from older family members to younger ones
  • "Family kiss" between family members and in-laws
  • "First Kiss" is only for Sims who haven't kissed anyone yet
  • "Grrr!"[TS2:P][TS3:SN] Werewolves to Sims
  • Hire to customers[TS2:OFB]
  • "Plead for..." (life of loved one) from Sim to the Grim Reaper
  • "Request membership"[TS2:S] from Sim to Garden Club Member.
  • "Teach Me the Path of Darkness" by Sim from a high evil witch.
  • "Teach Me the Ways of the Light" by Sim from a high good witch.

Life state interactions[]

In The Sims 3, there are special interactions that can only be performed by specific life states.

Mummy[]

This section describes features that are only available in The Sims 3: World Adventures.

Friendly interactions
  • Talk About Sand
  • Talk About Mummification
  • Talk About Eyeliner Secrets
  • Talk About Egyptian Pantheon

SimBot[]

This section describes features that are only available in The Sims 3: Ambitions.

Friendly interactions
  • Enthuse About Tasty Scrap
  • Complain About Rusty Joints
  • Boast About Computing Power
  • Talk About Oil Brands
  • Show Off Features

Vampire[]

This section describes features that are only available in The Sims 3: Late Night and The Sims 3: Supernatural.

Friendly interactions
  • Confess to Being a Vampire
  • Deny Being a Vampire
  • Hypnotic Gaze
  • Show Off Teeth (to other vampires or werewolves)
Mean interactions
  • Intimidate
Special interactions
  • Drink
  • Offer to Turn

Genie[]

This section describes features that are only available in The Sims 3: Showtime.

Special interactions
  • Banish Sim
  • Magically Clean Sim

Witch[]

This section describes features that are only available in The Sims 3: Supernatural.

Friendly interactions
  • Enthuse About Magic
  • Brag About Broom Riding
Special interactions
  • Cast Charm
  • Cast Curse
  • Cast Spell
  • Challenge to Spellcasting Duel (to other witches)

Fairy[]

This section describes features that are only available in The Sims 3: Supernatural.

Friendly interactions
  • Brag About Playing Pranks
  • Playful Pester
  • Tell a Fairy Tale
  • Talk About Flowers
  • Lament The Moonless Night (Only available on New Moon).
  • Play Tag With Werewolf (From Fairies to Werewolves)
  • Brag About Wing Color (From Fairies to Fairies)
  • Brag About Playing Pranks (From Fairies to Fairies)
  • Fairy Frolic (From Fairies to Fairies)
  • Talk About Flight Experience (From Fairies to Fairies)
Mean interactions
  • Demonstrate Bite Strength (From Fairies to Vampires)
Special interactions
  • Play Fairy Trick

Werewolf[]

This section describes features that are only available in The Sims 3: Supernatural.

Friendly interactions
  • Complain About Werewolf Curse (Human form only)
  • Apologize for Becoming a Werewolf (Only available after transforming from werewolf form to human form)
  • Sniff Inappropriately (Werewolf form only)
  • Show Off Teeth (From Werewolves to Werewolves or Vampires)
Funny interactions
  • Joke About Shedding
Romantic interactions
  • Nuzzle (Both of the Sims must be in Werewolf form)
Mean interactions
  • Cursed Bite (Werewolf form only)
  • Growl At (Werewolf form only)

PlantSim[]

This section describes features that are only available in The Sims 3: University Life.

Romantic interactions
  • Flower Kiss

Mermaid[]

This section describes features that are only available in The Sims 3: Island Paradise.

Friendly interactions
  • Talk About Kelp Recipes
  • Talk About Sharks
  • Enthuse About Diving

Plumbot[]

This section describes features that are only available in The Sims 3: Into the Future.

Interactions available without any trait chips
  • Explain Function
  • Talk About Becoming More Human
  • Scan Target
  • Request Tune Up
Interactions only available with Friendly Functions social trait chip
  • Enthuse About Helping People
Interactions only available with Sense of Humor social trait chip
  • Perform Comedy Show
Interactions only available with Sinister Circuits social trait chip
  • Sinister Shock
  • Complain About Puny Humans
Interactions only available with Capacity to Love social trait chip
  • Upload True Feelings
  • Give Spark Kiss (To Plumbots or Simbots)
Interactions only available with Simulated Emotions social trait chip
  • Joke Around (Happy Mode)
  • Have a Good Cry (Sad Mode)
  • Express Embarrassment (Sad Mode)
  • Vent Anger (Angry Mode)
Interactions only available with Sentience social trait chip
  • Debate Plumbot Rights
  • Enthuse About Individuality
Interactions only available with Mood Adjuster ability trait chip
  • Who Wants a Body Massage
Interactions only available with Efficient service trait chip
  • Enthuse About Superior Robot Abilities

Notes[]

  1. In The Sims 2, an apology is always accepted by the receiving Sim, regardless of relationship.
  2. In The Sims 2, Cheer Up is not a romantic interaction, but in some releases it will trigger romantic feelings between the Sims. It will not trigger jealousy, however.
  3. In The Sims 2, Peck will not trigger jealousy among other Sims
  4. If Nightlife or later is installed, if a Sim has a positive chemistry with another Sim, they may kiss them when they say goodbye to them, even if they've only just met. However this won't count as a romantic interaction, nor will the Sims get a memory of kissing one another.
  5. In The Sims 2, Make Out is a romantic interaction, but will not trigger romantic feelings between the Sims. It will still trigger jealousy, however. This is fixed by a mod
  6. In The Sims 2, proposing engagement will not trigger jealousy among other Sims
  7. In The Sims 2, proposing marriage will not trigger jealousy among other Sims, unless they see the two Sims kiss.
  8. In The Sims 2: Apartment Life, WooHoo in the closet will always be accepted by the target Sim, regardless of relationship.

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