Following Romantic Interests to the Letter

Following Romantic Interests to the Letter

You have only 36 days to acquire as many Romantic Interests as possible.


First Things First

  • Stating your intent to participate is mandatory. You will then be added to the leaderboard.
  • Any and all expansion content is acceptable, including anything from the new Ambitions expansion.
  • Practicing ahead of time is fine. But, once you create characters for the real deal, that’s it—you are allowed a single attempt for score.
  • You must be patched up to the most current EA patch.
  • No cheats or modifications allowed.
  • Exiting without saving to avoid a mistake or an unfortunate occurrence (i.e. burglar or fire) is cheating.

Your Sim

  • Create 1 Young Adult Sim (game length = Long) in a brand new Sunset Valley, Riverview, or Twinbrook neighborhood. The Edit Town screen is off limits.
  • The single exception to entering Edit Town is Twinbrook players can add the Book Corral to the town library.
  • Aging must be left on and Freewill must be on High.
  • No other Sims can be added to your Household.

The Romantic Interests

  • Male, Female, Young Adult to Elder…there are no restrictions as to who can be a Romantic Interest. Except one…
  • Each succeeding Romantic Interest — including all ones in World Adventures’ locations — must come after the previous Romantic Interest in the alphabet. Example…
  • …Pauline Wan just became a Romantic Interest with your Sim. Agnes Crumplebottom would not be able to become a Romantic Interest after Pauline. But, a Sim named Tex Xander would fall after Pauline’s name and would qualify. First names also apply to the alphabetical rule — if Pauline had a sister named Shirley (Wan), she would be eligible to become a Romantic Interest after Pauline.
  • You have one pass through the alphabet — A to Z. You do not need to start with A’s. You can begin with any letter as long as you progress alphabetically.
  • When you get to the end of your alphabet you cannot return to the A’s.

Additional Restrictions and Info

  • The Moodlet Manager is banned.
  • Total vacation time is restricted to 18 days.
  • As always, discussing strategy on how to achieve certain goals in this thread is not allowed. If you’re unsure — don’t say anything.
  • This challenge ends after 18 town days (Week 3, Day 4, 11:59 PM) and 18 total vacation days.


Romantic Interests — Open up your Sim’s Relationships tab when the game clock reads Week 3, Day 4, 11:59 PM. You’ll find the game clock in the white rectangle directly below a Sim’s LTW box. Count the total number of Romantic Interests in the tab and give yourself a single point for each one.

Post your result in this thread and I’ll update the table.

This Event is Now Closed

Challenge Begins: July 9
Challenge Ends: September 19


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