Attractiveness - Good Looking
This is a WickedWhims v166 feature.
Attractiveness is the pure attraction to Sim outside appearance. Every detail matters, from the clothing type and style, the colors, accessories, hair, eyes, including body shape, and even voice.
Everybody is attractive and unattractive in their own way, seen through the eyes of others. But appearance can be altered to fit the needs of your chosen one.
Everyone has some sort of style, if you like it or not, the way you look defines your attractive attributes. Any visual elements that Sims represent themselves with are taken into account when measuring how attractive they are. Any distinct element of a Sim is quantified, including Custom Content, and compared with preferences of others.
Everyone has their preferences. Maybe you like long hair, or the color green, or fancy dresses, or maybe you dislike glasses or hate facial hair. Whatever you like or dislike is important in finding the match of your dreams. All of your Sims’ preferences are compared with others, and if someone posses everything you desire, that makes a perfect match for a partner.
But opinions change, and so do preferences. At any point, any Sim, or group of Sims, can get their preferences adjusted. Anything can be liked, dislike, or simply ignored - to fit what seems to be correct with Sims personality.
In most cases, figuring out what fits isn’t necessary. Any Sim with a romantic partner will automatically adjust to be attracted to them. Sims with still alive parents will learn from their style and know its value. Others will try to fit with what is the most popular or just like whatever they are already into. And obviously, you can decide what is better and regenerate preferences based on one of these rules.
Every world is different, populated with varied looking Sims, and many opportunities to find a match. If your game has mostly similar looking Sims, that will establish a very strong common style, making Sims that stand out that much more unique. But if your game is filled with very distinct looking Sims, standing out isn’t enough to get noticed.
Each and every attractive attribute has its value. If everybody has long beautiful hair, then there isn’t much value in having long beautiful hair. That creates a great opportunity for any Sim that is bald, making being bald so much more rare. Having rare style means that you stand out, and if someone likes your bald Sim then they will be so much more special for them.
Sims can enhance their appearance by using the 'Unique Appearance' Reward Trait which boosts the value of preferences that Sims like about them. Everything what a Sim represents with themselves will be worth more as long as others like that Sim appearance.
When spending time at a public venue or at a house party, you get an occasion to look at other Sims. Maybe you will notice someone new at the other side of the bar, or walk right by them - a particularly attractive individual. It’s pretty rare, but when someone so extremely attractive shows up, you will remember them. Or take action on the spot.
Still, a missed opportunity to interact is nothing to cry about. Sims will remember every hottie they encountered and think or dream about them. It’s easy to idealize someone through daydreaming, so getting to meet them again makes it that much more special as if they got even more attractive in your eyes.
Don’t ignore the desires of your Sim. You don’t meet someone that fits your type so perfectly every day. Let the heart speak.
While looking around for someone to socialize with, it’s easy for your eyes to lock on the most attractive face. Sims are encouraged to interact with anyone they found the most alluring. It’s not a rule, and with how random Sims can behave, it’s not even so obvious... but they try.
And when they get to socializing, being attractive makes it so much easier. Your every word creates an aura of romance, and your jokes seem to be a little bit funnier. Building a relationship becomes a lot simpler, although it’s the opposite if you’re seen as unattractive. Being seen as ugly in someone’s eyes isn’t the end of the world, you still have a chance if you try hard enough.
Sims that are perceived as very attractive can be recognized by the icons that appear on romantic interactions. Opening the Sim Profile will give you more information on the Sim you're interested in.
It's easy to learn what Sims are into, as long as they want to talk to you... but if they don't, you can try asking their friend for advice.
Any Sim can ask anybody else for their attractiveness preferences, as long as you don’t make it sound too awkward. If you succeed, you will get an attractiveness hint that will give you an idea of how you could adjust your looks. Sims will always tell you what they like that your Sim doesn't already possess, and will make sure to warn you about anything they dislike so you avoid it.
If making things awkward is your specialty, the alternative is to ask others for help. Look for someone that is a friend of your desired Sim and try asking them. You might not learn as much personalized information specifically for your Sim, but it’s a good starting point.
But, if adjusting to someone’s liking isn’t your thing, look around, you might just find someone who fits your preferences instead.
When entering a room with a bunch of Sims, it can be difficult to figure out who is attractive and who isn't. By “Scoping the Surroundings” you will immediately determine which Sims are worth talking to when you're looking for a partner, or for a fun night.
All scoped Sims that are considered attractive are Sims which are above the average level of attractiveness based on the perspective of your Sim. They will be temporarily marked with a pulsating heart above their head to indicate it. A few Sims might be far below the average level of attractiveness which will mark them with black hearts.
- The ‘Sims Attractiveness Switch‘ setting allows the user to globally disable attractiveness in the entire world.
- The ‘Attractiveness Relationship Scoring Switch‘ setting allows the user to globally disable attractiveness from influencing relationships building.
- The ‘Attractiveness Storytelling Switch‘ setting allows the user to globally disable attractiveness storytelling notifications and moodlets.
Hey! If you want to help support the development of WickedWhims, consider checking out my Patreon page. You will get a chance to try out the Attractiveness system and let me know what should be improved.