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Marriage, Family, and Relationships

While there was a limited attachment system for most of the first year of the game with the March 2012 expansion update the social interactions and level of attachment for couples in FreePlay was expanded considerably, with the game finally adding the mechanisms for getting engaged, moving in with each other, and getting married as well as having children.

With this new expansion to the relationships and noting the confusion that many gamers have had on how the relationship system works (based upon the questions being posted to the game section on SuperCheats.com) including this section and a closer look at the process makes a lot of sense.
Friendship is advanced via the Be Nice Action while Romance has its own set of Actions

Relationship Building

There are basic progressive stages for relationships in the game that can easily be divided up into unique chunks, bringing a three-stage definition to the process. Stage 1 is Friends, Stage 2 is Romance, and finally there is Stage 3, Family and Family Building.Stage 1: Friends
There are four unique phases of the first stage (the initial phase, Stranger, does not really count), and these are:

  • Stranger
  • Acquaintance
  • Friend
  • Good Friend
  • Best Friend

Considering that the first two stages can both be accomplished by using the Be Nice action one time each, they represent a very easy 250 XP for each of your Sims to obtain with each other and, perhaps more important, with every Sim in your Neighbor Towns! That is some easy XP to pick up, just saying.

Stage 2: Romance
The next stage involves the process of creating a lasting bond and attachment for your pair, starting with romance and working your way to marriage. While the idea of needing to be married in order to begin a family has fallen out of favor in the real world, it is still a great idea in the Sim one.

  • Budding Romance
  • Date
  • Partners
  • Engaged
  • Married

In order to get the Stork to deliver children your Sims need to be married. Who says tradition is dead?
Stage 3: Family and Family Building
Once your couple have reached the stage of marriage they are moved in together and are thus in a position to have children, which is accomplished via the baby cradle object, using a combination of Life Points and time.

Once the baby arrives, it will spend virtually all of its time in that cradle until the time comes that you have decided that they should mature to the Toddler Stage, which you accomplish first by baking a Birthday Cake, which is required, and then holding their Birthday Party, an event that instantly resolves in their entry into the next stage, which would be Toddler.

Baking a second cake and having a party is necessary for the next stage, and so on.

A Sample Relationship Path


Lee and Clara moved in together...

The first part of the process and the most obvious to begin with is relationship building. When your Sims first move into town they have no mates, no relationships of any sort, and are in every sense a fresh clean slate.

So your first steps in building relationships in the game should be directed towards simply making friends -- because not only is mateship the doorway to partnership, engagement, and marriage (and eventually kids) it is also a great way to pick up gobs of XP!

So how do we begin? By talking of course!

Whether the potential relationship is represented by another adult Sim -- or by your new baby -- the process of building a relationship with them starts with communicating with them, in order to move through the different stages of relations, which encompass the following:

  • Stranger (N/A XP)
  • Acquaintance ( 100 XP) -- Adds the "Hand Shake" action.
  • Friend ( 150 XP)
  • Good Friend ( 200 XP)
  • Best Friend ( 300 XP)
  • Budding Romance ( 150 XP) -- Adds the "Kiss Hand" action.
  • Date ( 200 XP) -- Adds the "Kiss Cheek" action.
  • Partner ( 250 XP) --- Adds the "Woohoo" action.
  • Matrimony (350 XP)

Reaching Good Friend Level
When the Good Friend level has been attained it also adds the "Ask to Move In" selection, and the "Bro Hug" selection to the available interactions. Obviously the Ask to Move In selection is of more importance to us than the Bro Hug selection... I am just saying...

Reaching Best Friend Level
Once you have reached the Best Friend level you add the "Chest Bump" action. This is also a stopping point for regular relations as simply Being Nice is insufficient to raise the relationship level further -- to move above this point requires that the Sims make gestures and actions that enter into the love side of relationships -- which means either Be Romantic, or Dance, or both.

Reaching Partner Level
It requires a fair but of work to raise your Sim relationship to the Partner Level, but getting there bringsyou very close to the ultimate goal of being married - and in fact the real goal as well since once you get your Sim relationship to this level that is one of the goals that will pop up.

Maxing out the Partner Level adds the action "Propose Marriage" to the selections, so that is obviously your goal.

Marriage
Once you have reached the Partner Level the next step in the process of relationship building is the obvious one of taking it "to the next level" by moving in together!

Ideally you should probably max-out the Partner level first just to make things quicker -- or not... It is really six of one, half-a-dozen of another, right?

You have the option of moving in together as Partners, or you can go the more traditional route and propose marriage prior to moving in together, though your intended will want you to pop the question at your house so that they can see what it looks like before they say yes :)

Once you select the Propose Marriage action you are presented with a choice of Engagement Rings that you can present to your beloved, which include:

  • Vending Machine Dinosaur Ring ($5,500)
  • Mood Ring ($16,500)
  • Silver Ring (5 Life Points)
  • White Gold Ring (10 Life Points)
  • Eternity Ring (20 Life Points)

Fair warning about the ring -- you have to purchase it before you propose -- and if the ring does not meet the quality of your intended they will simply throw their hands up and not accept -- which leaves you out the cost of the ring and having to buy another (better) ring if you mean to try again...

Popping the Question with Feeling
Following your marriage you have the option of placing a baby cradle and then ordering your first born from the Stork -- a process that costs a large chunk of Life Points!

The cost of the first baby you obtain in the game is actually paid for as a sort of gift for you, with the game providing the Life Points that you need as well as a few extra since the process of getting married and having a baby are also Goals that are presented in a timely fashion so that you get to experience the joy of becoming a parent without it breaking you...

Of course any future babies will cost you Life Points you have to supply yourself!
Relationship status is just the start - creating a comfortable home with enough activity objects is also important.

Relationship Building Menu Selections

In the case of an adult Sim the options that you can choose from for positive relations take the form of chat and actions:

  • Ask to Move In (7 Seconds) 7 XP
  • Be Funny (10 Seconds) 15 XP
  • Be Nice (1 Minute) 30 XP
  • Be Romantic (1 Minute) 30 XP
  • Bro Hug (4 Seconds) 7 XP
  • Chest Bump (1 Second) 7 XP
  • Dance (10 Seconds) 15 XP
  • Hand Shake (2 Seconds) 7 XP
  • High-Five (1 Second) 7 XP
  • Kiss Cheek (2 Seconds) 7 XP
  • Kiss Hand (3 Seconds) 7 XP
  • Propose Marriage (0 Seconds) 0 XP
  • Woohoo (5 Minutes) 15 XP

Negative actions include:

  • Be Rude (10 Seconds) 15 XP
  • Complain (1 Minute) 30 XP


Editing your new Bundle 'O Joy
In the case of parent or adult and baby, the available selections are:

  • Cuddle (1 Minute) 33 XP
  • Entertain (1 Minute) 33 XP
  • Give Food (1 Minute) 33 XP
  • Change Diaper (8 Seconds) 3 XP


Being a Jody / Jodi


An interesting effect that you find in the game is when you have a Sim (male OR female) take their relationship beyond just Best Friends with another Sim (again, male OR female) who already has a Partner or Spouse is that, whether you know or have a relationship with their spouse or not, every positive level in relationship you gain with the Sim you are romancing, you gain an equal amount of hate from their partner/spouse.

So it seems that the game maintains a full connection between relations, even when your Sim is visiting a Neighbor's town and romancing!

BTW the Jody / Jodi reference is a military thing - when a guy wants to rag on another guy, they will mention that Jody is back home making it with their girl...

Raising Your Kids


When babies were first added to the game that was pretty much all that was there - babies. They laid in their crib, they could be interacted with, but that was all that there was to it.

Eventually the childhood code was added to the game though, so now once your infant has been alive for a certain amount of time, you can bake a Birthday Cake, have a Birthday Party, and they will mature to the next stage of their life.

The addition of the Kids Store in the game expands the options for things to buy them and things for them to do.

Once you get them to mature they can start attending school - assuming you have built one that is! You should seriously think about doing that.

And with that we nicely wrap up this section on relationships -- and now it is time for you to ask your significant other to marry you, move in, and help you make a call to the Stork!




 

Comments

 
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You buy cribs at the home store under the baby section
The highest relationship for couples are partners
Siblings cant date and toddlers cant date
You have to propose then get engaged then get married and your partner moves in automatically
To place a stack of magazine you need a place to put like a table

Guest PosterGuest
Added 17th Dec 2014, ID #485992

 
It won't let me past partners and it won't let me chest bump

Guest PosterGuest
Added 14th Dec 2014, ID #484338

 
my sims are engaded and now i cant get married and have children what do i do and it also i am on the love is in the air and i made 2 sims move in with each other and now it said it again and i am cofused. somebody please HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Guest PosterGuest
Added 10th Dec 2014, ID #482986

 
If you divorce sims do you still keep the children

Guest PosterGuest
Added 5th Dec 2014, ID #480606

 
I have my two sims married and a baby but my married sims can't improve the relationship exept for when I have them be rude to each other and the option of getting divorced pops up does this just take time or do I have to keep making them do romantic things

Guest PosterGuest
Added 4th Dec 2014, ID #480356

 
Ok I have to toddlers but the quests aren't coming at the level I am supposed to so i have loads of quests in waiting and I am on level 23 and I haven't even got preteens yet because I only just got my toddlers. I really like the sims freeplay even if I don't get my quests on time.

Guest PosterGuest
Added 1st Dec 2014, ID #479024

 
CAN SIBLINGS (adult/teen) DATE??
I want to make 2 brothers date, but they're only toddlers rn.
If you can answer this, thanks!
πŸ’

Guest PosterGuest
Added 29th Nov 2014, ID #477860

 
This did not answer my question my question was what is the highest relation teens can get up to

Guest PosterGuest
Added 13th Nov 2014, ID #471093

 
My partner actually accepted the mood ring lolol which is very cheap

Guest PosterGuest
Added 11th Nov 2014, ID #470478

 
It won't let me get passed pratner

Guest PosterGuest
Added 11th Nov 2014, ID #470417

 
havee a set of sims in a relationship it soes not give me the option for move in or engagment, they are partnners how do i get them too do that?

Guest PosterGuest
Added 2nd Nov 2014, ID #466638

 
Heeeeellllllppppp!!!!!! I am really stuck, it won't let me place a stash of magazines in my house so I can't continue in the two and a half sims quest so I can't have babies please help mπŸ˜₯πŸ˜’πŸ˜°πŸ˜”πŸ˜žπŸ˜’πŸ˜«πŸ˜©πŸ˜•πŸ˜ŸπŸ˜ΏπŸ’§πŸ’¦

Guest PosterGuest
Added 27th Oct 2014, ID #463924

 
What relationship can the baby and mother go up to
So annoying please help
















Guest PosterGuest
Added 5th Oct 2014, ID #455013

 
MIT should give u the option when u click on the phone to "call a friend" and then after that u do the rest of the quest.
FYI I was just wondering can u make toddler sims "be romantic"? Cause if not I will be upset. :-(

Guest PosterGuest
Added 4th Oct 2014, ID #454770

 
MIT should give u the option when u click on the phone to "call a friend" and then after that u do the rest of the quest.
FYI I was just wondering can u make toddler sims "be romantic"? Cause if not I will be upset. :-(

Guest PosterGuest
Added 4th Oct 2014, ID #454769

 
My SIMS FREEPLAY couple have children and just got married BUT we did not have a wedding. How do we get a wedding?? I am on Level 20.

tru6453
Added 4th Aug 2014, ID #430781

 
U guys all wanna know how to be romantic? U have to compleat as many quests as it tells you to (2-3) and then it will let you move onto marriage, engagement, moving in together, kids etc...........

Guest PosterGuest
Added 28th Jul 2014, ID #426601

 
How do you eliminate a sim?

Guest PosterGuest
Added 10th Jul 2014, ID #415749

 
How do you get the sim to kiss another sim

Guest PosterGuest
Added 9th Jul 2014, ID #414712

 
can two women marry?

Guest PosterGuest
Added 7th Jul 2014, ID #413832

 
Where do you buy the cribs

Guest PosterGuest
Added 7th Jul 2014, ID #413778

 
how to let the bestfriend bar full

Guest PosterGuest
Added 6th Jul 2014, ID #413057

 
My 2 sims are stuck in the best friend zone please help!!!

Guest PosterGuest
Added 1st Jul 2014, ID #410111

 
When the baby has to use the bathroom then how do you make it go

Guest PosterGuest
Added 25th Jun 2014, ID #406414

 
Well to buy a crib you need to buy the children's store and then you can buy it there.

Guest PosterGuest
Added 25th Jun 2014, ID #406387

 
where's baby come from?

Guest PosterGuest
Added 20th Jun 2014, ID #403395

 
Two of my sims are in Best Friend mode, but the only options for interaction are chest bump, be nice, be rude, and complain and you said theirs supposed to be dance and be romantic too. Help please?

Guest PosterGuest
Added 18th Jun 2014, ID #402004

 
I would love to help out a few people that have been having the same problem I did, if the friend/romance bar isn't going up, then it means you need to level up to unlock the next command. I hope this helped! Have a simful day!

Guest PosterGuest
Added 17th Jun 2014, ID #401208

 
Can sims woohoo in the bed instead of standing up??

Guest PosterGuest
Added 9th Jun 2014, ID #396553

 
Hi don't mean to be rude but how do you buy a cradle I'm stuck can anyone help me?
Please!

Guest PosterGuest
Added 5th Jun 2014, ID #394283

 
To call a friend you have to buy a phone and click on it then you have the option of calling a friend! (can i have the wedding bundle now)

Guest PosterGuest
Added 28th May 2014, ID #390040

 
Guys! I know a good trick: once your sims are married and you want kids buy a crib. Now this is what to do if you want 2 babies: just buy and place 2 cribs instead of one! Easy

Maneli123
Added 26th May 2014, ID #388760

 
Plz can someone help me what do I do the best friend bar insnt going what up

Guest PosterGuest
Added 18th May 2014, ID #385149

 
HOW DO YOU GET BUDDING ROMANCE it doesn't say anthing about it on her.

Guest PosterGuest
Added 13th May 2014, ID #383874

 
How to find your recent accomplishment of being engage

Guest PosterGuest
Added 10th May 2014, ID #383149

 
How do you call a friend I'm stuck on that part of the quest. It will give me a marriage bundle if I do it in 10 hours

Guest PosterGuest
Added 26th Apr 2014, ID #379143

 
After partner stage it won't like let me do anything else for romantic, it won't do marriage plz help me

Guest PosterGuest
Added 15th Apr 2014, ID #375333

 
To get past best friends you have to complete quests UNTILL you get to one that says get married

Guest PosterGuest
Added 13th Apr 2014, ID #374478

 
How do you beat best friends I'm stuk?

Guest PosterGuest
Added 12th Apr 2014, ID #374178

 
U need to select the be romantic to each other to get to the romantic stage. Being nice just adds to the friends stage.hope this helped![spoiler][strike][size=12][color=red][/color] [/size] [/strike] [/spoiler]

Guest PosterGuest
Added 10th Apr 2014, ID #373568

 
Two and a half sim? What does this mean?

Guest PosterGuest
Added 25th Mar 2014, ID #368031

 
Hello,well many of u have been asking "I can't get past the "Best Friends"Stage "'Well the reason u can't is because you PROBALLY just made a sims account and u will need to past more tasks to keep going on with ur virtual life hope this helped!!
~Melody

Melody_Light
Added 18th Mar 2014, ID #365524

 
I am asked to make my sim announce the engagement to her friend and they are already friends and no extra icon has came up. (It's the marriage quest) Thanks

Guest PosterGuest
Added 14th Mar 2014, ID #363943

 
Hi what level do you have to be at to bake a cake

Guest PosterGuest
Added 9th Mar 2014, ID #362624

 
What level do k need to be at to make my sims have a baby and deos she get a bump right when u buy the crib?

Guest PosterGuest
Added 26th Feb 2014, ID #359181

 
How do I give my baby a bath?

Guest PosterGuest
Added 23rd Feb 2014, ID #358414

 
No matter how much I try,I cannot get my male sim and female sim to get any progress in best friends no matter how much I try please tell me how to get past all this nonsense (not to be rude)

Guest PosterGuest
Added 23rd Feb 2014, ID #358283

 
is there a bump on the female sim as soon as she buys a crib

Guest PosterGuest
Added 19th Feb 2014, ID #356631

 
My sims are partners and the task is kiss on cheek, can't get this to happen, tried tapping on cheeks but it don't work ??

Guest PosterGuest
Added 10th Feb 2014, ID #353731

 
I can't find any romantic options when I am at best friends, and I thought that if I danced to the stereo and she joined in, it might bump it up. No such luck. Please help!

princessad35
Added 9th Feb 2014, ID #353433

 
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